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« on: April 09, 2013, 08:50:37 AM »

Service No:S/13654
Date of Death:17/09/1919
Regiment/Service:Rifle Brigade
Grave Reference 1816.
Additional Information: Husband of Maria Brown, of 30, Granville St., Dover.

Dover Express - Friday 26 September 1919

The funeral took place, with full military honours, on Monday at Buckland Churchyard, of Mr. James William Brown. The deceased had served for seventeen years in the Rifle Brigade, and saw service in the South African War and the late war. The Rev. Winnington Ingram officiated. The mourners present were Mrs. Brown (widow), Miss Vera Brown (daughter), Mr. William Brown (son), Mr. Edward Brown (brother), and Mrs. Barber (sister). Floral tributes were sent from his loving wife and family; his brother Ted; his sister Daisy; Freddie and Jackie; his brother-in-law, Bill Cartwright; Mr. and Mrs. Molloy and family; Mr. and Mrs. Flood and family (10, Priory St.); Mr. and Mrs. Merton and Mr. and Mrs. Barrows and family; Mr. and Mrs. Hartley and family; Mr. and Mrs. Revell and family; Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. The funeral arrangements were carried out Mr. F. E. Ratcliff, of 70, London Rd.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 22:17:42 PM »

William James Brown(not James William)

Courtesy of Ancestry
A little strange . First with the Rifle Brigade No 4723 from 1896 to March 1913 discharged as medically unfit with TB
Then in 1915 he enlisted again with the Rifle Brigade no S/13654, only to be discharged in 1916 as medically unfit(reason not given) 

From 1st  Pension record
William, Labourer, enlisted for 7 years and 5 years Reserve, 28.12.1896 Canterbury.

Medical report at Rawalpindi 9.11.1912 showed tubercle of lung and recommended for discharge.
His medical card showed various such as mild chill, stomach trouble, catarrh etc. Stations were Gosport, Aldershot, Dublin, Calcutta,

Statement of Services
28.12.1896 At Aldershot
10.4.1899 appointed Acting Corporal
13.03.1901 Promoted Corporal
01.12.1901 Appointed Acting Sergeant
12.12.1901 Trial by ROM for neglect to the prejudice (unreadable) Reduced to Private
12.12.1901 Forfeits good conduct pay
12.12.1902 Restored good conduct pay
31.01.1903 to Acting Corporal
Then awarded £5 South Africa War Gratuity
21.10.1903 Extends service to complete 12 years and granted a messing allowance
1.2.1904 revert to private at own request 
28.11.1904 to Acting corporal
12.12.1904 Granted 2 Good Conduct Badges
13.10.1905 revert to private at own request
10.12.1906 Forfeit 1 good conduct badge
14.6.1907 revert to service pay class 2
10.12.1907 Restored 2 Good Conduct medals
17.8.1908 Re-engaged at Holywood to complete to 21 years colour services
5.10.1910 Restored 2 Badges
4.3.1913 Discharged as medically unfit, having served 16 years and 67 days.

As well as “Home”, William served in Crete, South Africa(twice), Holywood(Ireland), Malta India.
Next of Kin shown as wife Maria(married 2.10.1902 Dublin, when stationed at Holywood) and shown as with the Battalion. One child born Malta, two at Holywood,
He was wounded in right arm in South Africa.
He Received South Africa Kings medal and clasps 1901 & 1902. Also(bit unreadable) a medal related to Ladysmith

From 2nd Pension Record
William, Boot Repairer, of 3 Hildawell Place, George St, Dover, enlisted 4.8.1915 Dover
He showed previously with Rifle Brigade, so his previous TB would have been known/discovered , and he had recovered from same
He was in 14th Battalion Rifle Brigade
On 1.3.1916(after 7 months) He was discharged as medically unfit for further military services. Reason not given—maybe not fully recovered from TB

He died 3 years later 17.9.1919. Wonder from what
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 09:13:25 AM »

No details in the paper about the cause of death, but would assume it was from either TB or the 'flu?

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