Born: 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 18th August 1915; age 26; KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th November 1914.

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) Battalion: 4th Suffolk Yeomanry.

Gazetted to 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, October 1908.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War. Military Cross – 18th August 1915; Mentioned in Despatches.

Military Cross :



Grave Reference:

XVII. C. 6.

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Edgar Jermyn Brown and Annie Josephine Brown, of “Villette” Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.






1891   Villette, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.


Eric was 2 years old and living with his parents

Edgar Jermyn Brown, 34, a Timber Merchant – own account, born Ipswich.

Annie Josephine Brown (nee Loverly), 32, born Calcutta, India.

Cecil Jermyn Brown, 4, born Ipswich.

Nina Josephine Brown, 1, born Ipswich.

Edith Annie Brown 2 months, born Ipswich.

3 servants.


1901   Villette, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.


Eric was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 44, a Timber Merchant – employer.

Annie, 42.

Cecil, 14.

Nina, 11.

Edith, 10.

Keith William Brown, 8, born Ipswich.

Harcourt Glyn Brown, 7, born Ipswich.

Horace Manton Brown, 3, born Ipswich.

3 servants.


1911   Villette, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich.


Eric was 22 years old, a Timber Merchant and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 54, a Timber Merchant – employer.

Annie, 52.

Nina, 21.

Edith, 20.

Harcourt, 17.

Horace, 13.

2 servants.


On the 29th November 1917, Edgar Jermyn Brown Esq. applies for the 14 Star in respect of his late son Eric.


Eric’s brother Cecil was an author & editor in the 1920’s & 1930’s. Cecil was Abridged & Edited The Three Musketeer’s by Alexandre Dumas in 1936.


Eric is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.


Battalion: 4th Suffolk Yeomanry:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment




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