Image and extra information courtesy of Sarah.


Born: 14th April 1866, Athlone, County Westmeath and Roscommon, Ireland.

Baptised: 5th May 1866.

Died: 27th April 1900; age 34; Died of Dysentery at the Garrison Hospital, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Residence: 176, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was a reservist. He joined the 19th Hussars in February 1887 until 1895, and served in India.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2925.

Regiment: 19th (Princess of Wales’s Own) Hussars, Natal Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Natal.


Frederick was laid to rest in an unmarked plot at the Garden of Remembrance, Ladysmith Town Cemetery.




1881   7, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He and his sister were living with their older brother and his family.

George Brown, 27, a Billiard Maker, born Port Louis, Mauritius.

Melissa Brown (nee Pert), 21, born Buxton, Norfolk.

Melissa Jane Brown, 2, born Ipswich.

Edith Minnie Brown, 3 months, born Ipswich.

Emma Caroline Brown, 12, born Aldershot, Hampshire.


1891   Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.


Frederick was 23 years old, a Soldier ranked Private for the 19th Hussars.


Father: Robert Brown, born 1830, Ellingham, Norfolk – died May 1879, Ipswich. A Sergeant for the 5th Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers), 1st Battalion – discharged 12th December 1871, aged 42.

Mother: Jane Brown (nee Frise), died December 1879, Ipswich.


On the 28th March 1879, Ipswich, Frederick married Clara Emma Hawes, born June 1866, Union Workhouse, Ipswich.

They had 2 children:

Edith Clara Caroline Brown, born March 1898, 176, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Frederick Arthur C. Brown, born June 1900, 176, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Frederick is also remembered on a plaque at All Saint’s Church, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.


The Boer War.

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