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BROWN, Harry Cliff

Brown, Harry Cliff

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 29.10.1882

Date of death: 17.2.1917

Place of death: Killed in action on the Aisne

Service number: (1) 6936 Inns of Court Officer Training Corps and (2) n/k – 1st Royal Marine Battalion

Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division

Victory & British War Medals
1915 London, Inns of Court Officer Training Corps – Attestation for Territorial Force, 4 years service in the UK.
Number 7 Officer Cadet Battalion, Army, Commissioned as temp 2nd Lieut Royal Marines on 25.10.1916. Draft for BEF 9.12.1916. Joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 14.12.1916 – 2.2.1917 diarrhoea. Re-joined 1st Royal Marine Battalion 8.2.1917-17.2.1917 discharged, dead.

Cemetery location: Manor Road Cemetery, Section K (Recorded on parents’ grave)

Where remembered?:
Buried in CWGC, Queens Cemetery at Bucquoy, Plot II.H.7
Recorded on his parents’ grave, Manor Road Cemetery, Section K
Holy Trinity Church, Scarborough, War Memorial (redundant church, now private flats)

Biographical Information

Born in Norwich in 1882. 1901 census, parents, James Brown (Pensioner, Civil Service) and wife Emma lived at 126 Haxby Road, York with son Harry, aged 19, working as a Civil Service Surveyor. Parents, living at 8 St John’s Avenue, Scarborough in 1911 census. Sibling, Constance Miriam.


EMMA BROWN/who died Oct 5th 1915/aged 61 years/also JAMES BROWN/late C.A.R.E retired/husband of the above/who died July 12th 1925/aged 79 years/also HARRY CLIFF BROWN/son of the above/2nd Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry/killed in action on the Aisne Feb 17th 1917/aged 35 years.