ARTHUR WALE BROWN

 

Born: 4th October 1867, Kinwarton House, Captains Hill, Kinwarton, Warwickshire.

Baptised: 3rd November 1867, at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Kinwarton, Warwickshire. Parents: John & Jane Brown.

Died: 26th January 1900; age: 32; at Jacobsdarl, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, from wounds received on the 6th January 1900, at Rensburg, near Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: Coombe Villa, Teignmouth, Devonshire.

 

Arthur joined the Suffolk Regiment – 1889.

Promoted Lieutenant – 1893.

Promoted Captain – 1898.

Went out to South Africa in November 1899.

 

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony.

 

Grave Reference:

Colesberg Military Cemetery,

Northern Cape,

South Africa.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Eckington House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

 

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Brown, 37, a Landowner, born Kinwarton, Warwickshire.

Jane Fletcher Brown (nee Cragg), 39, born Great Ilford, Essex.

Edward Cotgreave Brown, 4, born Kinwarton House, Kinwarton.

Emily Jane Brown, 2, born Kinwarton House, Kinwarton.

George Fletcher Brown, 1, Kinwarton House, Kinwarton.

1 head nurse

1 housemaid

1 cook

1 under nurse

1 general domestic servant.

 

Educated at Allhallows School for Boys, Honiton, Devonshire.

 

Probate to John Brown Esquire – father.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

Posted in BOER WAR, Suffolk Regiment

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