Jesse Charles Brown

Memorial: Tytherington - St James's Church

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 97563

Parents: George and Charlotte Brown

Home address: Tytherington, Falfield, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Fireman on a crane in the local limestone quarry

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Tytherington, Glos

Date of death: 23/11/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery (Ref. II. C. 12.), Manacourt, Somme, France

Age: 26

Further information:

Jesse Charles Brown was born at Baden Hill, Tytherington, to parents George and Charlotte Brown. Jesse was brother to Silas, Edward and Minnie. He was one of 8 children but only 5 still living. On the 1911 census he was listed as 19 years of age and a firemen on a crane in the local limestone quarry. His father George, was a butcher's labourer in a butcher's shop

Jesse was a Private in the 108th Company Machine Gun Corps Infantry, he died in November 1917 at Somme in France and is commemorated at the Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manacourt, Somme, France

The 108th Machine Gun Company, Machine Gun Corps joined the 108th Brigade 36th Ulster Division on 26th January 1916. The 36th Ulster Division took over the front line in Spring. In 1916 the Division suffered heavily on the first day of the Battle of the Somme where they attacked Thiepval. In 1917 they were in action at the Battle of Messines, capturing Wytschaete and in the Battle of Labgemarck during the third battle of Ypres and the Cambrai Operations where the Division captured Bourlon Wood

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Tytherington Roots Forces War Records and CWGC