Born: 10th March 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 1st November 1914; age 31; KiA at the Battle of Coronel.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 201534

Regiment: Royal Navy, (RFR/CH/B/9638), H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’.


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edmund W. Brown, of 76, Albion Street, Ipswich.




1891   14, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.


John was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edmund William Brown, 44, a Miller’s Carter, born Levington, Suffolk.

Emily Brown, 41, born Ipswich.

George William Brown, 16, an Agricultural Labourer, born Ipswich.

Lucy Rachel Brown, 11, born Ipswich.

Edward William Brown, 6, born Ipswich.

Flory Ann Brown, 3, born Ipswich.

baby Brown, 2 days, born Ipswich – (Albert Arthur Brown).


1901   Sheerness No 4 Buoy, Kent.


John was 18 years old, Ordinary Seaman of the Royal Navy, on board H.M.S. ‘Furious’, a 2nd Class Cruiser of the Station – Channel Squadron. Captain – Frederick T. Hamilton.


1911   8, Military Road, Chatham, Kent.


John was 28 years old, an Able Seaman of the Royal Navy.

John is also remembered on Holy Trinity Church ,Ipswich.











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