JOHN SAMUEL BROWN

 

 

Born: 10th March 1883, Ipswich.

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

Residence: 76, Albion Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Driller.

Enlistment: Location: Chatham. Signed up for 12 years – 10th March 1901. Height on joining – 5ft 1 1/2ins, at 18 years old – 5ft 9ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & brown hair. Tattooed on left forearm.

 

Service:

Boscawen – Boy 2nd Class – 20th October 1898

Boscawen – Boy 1st Class – 22nd July 1899 – 14th September 1899

Minotaur – Boy 1st Class – 15th September 1899 – 7th March 1900

Agincourt – Boy 1st Class – 8th March 1900 – 31st March 1900

Furious – Boy 1st Class – 1st April 1900

Furious – Ordinary Seaman – 10th March 1901

Furious – Able Seaman – 26th April 1902 – 2nd February 1903

Pembroke – Able Seaman – 3rd February 1903 – 10th February 1903

Wildfire – Able Seaman – 11th February 1903 – 25th November 1903

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 26th November 1903 – 25th March 1904

Simoom – Able Seaman – 26th March 1904 – 14th February 1905

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 15th February 1904 – 10th March 1905

Swiftsure – Able Seaman – 11th March 1905 – 7th June 1906

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 8th June 1906 – 3rd January 1907

Andromeda – Able Seaman – 4th January 1907 – 21st April 1907

Achilles – Able Seaman – 22nd April 1907 – 10th May 1909

Actaeon – Able Seaman –  11th May 1909 – 10th August 1909

Pembroke – Able Seaman – 11th August 1909

Trafalgar – Able Seaman – 19th November 1909 – 5th April 1910

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 6th April 1910 – 12th August 1910

Indomitable – Able Seaman – 13th August 1910 – 24th November 1911

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 25th November 1911 – 25th April 1913 – Shore.

 

Character – Very Good.

 

Joined the Royal Fleet Reserve – Chatham – 26th April 1913.

 

Good Hope – Able Seaman – 13th July 1914 – 24th July 1914

Victory I – Able Seaman – 25th July 1914 – 30th July 1914

Good Hope – Able Seaman – 31st July 1914 – 1st November 1914.

 

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: 201534

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

 

Memorial Reference:

2.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

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

 

CENSUS

 

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 (nee Nunn), 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 the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

 

7th November 1914 Daily Mirror newspaper.

H.M.S. ‘GOOD HOPE’

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

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