William Henry Brown

Rank:Private - Manchester RgtNumber:34621
How Died:Blast or collapsing building
Incident Date:01/04/1916
Incident Address.Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Died Address:Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Cemetery or Memorial:Cleethorpes Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in 1898.

From Oldham Chronicle April 8th 1916, Page 7:
Private W H Brown was 19 years of age and resided
at 21, Brown-street, Failsworth.  He worked as a
piecer at the Ridgefield Mill and had only just
joined the colours under the Derby scheme.

From CWGC:	
Son of Emily Schofield (formerly Brown) of 20
Elder Grove, Northfield Road, New Moston,
Failsworth, Manchester and the late William Milner

I am most grateful to Dorothy Bintley for the
above information.

At 01.30 hrs during the night of the 31st
March/1st April 1916, a bomb was dropped from
Zeppelin LZ61 onto the Baptist Chapel killing 32
soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Manchester
Regiment who were billeted there.

On Tuesday, 4th April 1916, 24 men were buried in
the one grave under a Special Memorial erected by
subscription, one (Bodsworth) in another unmarked
grave in this cemetery is also named on the
memorial in Cleethorpes Cemetery, whilst 6 of the
deceased were taken to their home towns by their
relatives.   The Military Funeral was very
impressive. The Massed Bands of the 3rd Bn
Manchester Regiment, 4th Bn Manchester Regiment
and the 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment took part.  
The 24 coffins were carried on eight motor
lorries, draped with the Union Flag and covered
with wreaths.

CWGC - Son of Emily Schofield (formerly Brown), of
20, Elder Grove, Northfield Rd., New Moston,
Failsworth, Manchester, and the late William
Milner Brown.

1911 Census - 9 Ashton Road West, Failsworth,
Manchester.   Son - aged: 14 - occ: Piecer at
Cotton Mill - born: Wilmslow.

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