Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 28th August 1916; age 25; KiA.

Residence: 17, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43220

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 2353, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory &British War.


Grave Reference:

  1. 43.

Agny Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mr. F. G. and Mrs. M. R. Browne, of 17, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.




1891   4, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 3 months old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick George Browne, 32, a Corn Merchant’s Clerk, born Long Stratton, Norfolk.

Martha Rebecca Browne (nee Mede), 30, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Eva Mary Browne, 3, born Ipswich.

Hilda Elizabeth Browne, 1, born Ipswich.

1 servant.


1901   4, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick, 42, a Malster’s Clerk.

Martha, 40.

Eva, 13.

Hilda, 11.


1911   4, Great Whip Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 20 years old, a Manufactures Clerk – Corset Factory. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick, 52, a Maltster Manager of Maltings.

Martha, 50.

Eva, 23.

Hilda, 21.



On Sunday, 4th December 1904, Thomas and his mother discovered the body of a baby in their garden. The Ipswich Borough Council Coroner held an inquest on Tuesday, 6th December upon the body of the infant. In opening the enquiry, the Coroner observed that he regretted that the case was the second of the kind which had taken place in Ipswich within the last month.

Mrs. Martha Browne, of Great Whip Street, deposed that on Sunday, while looking through her window she observed a portion of newspaper lying in her garden. On Monday morning the paper was still in her garden. She asked 14 year old Thomas to go sweep up the decayed leaves in the garden, and in doing so, he came across the newspaper parcel. No importance being attached to it, the parcel was thrown over the fence into Gower Street. About five minutes later Thomas told his mother that the parcel contained the body of a baby. Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson, widow, of 15, Great Whip Street, who worked for the Browne family was asked to go fetch the parcel, which had been thrown into Gower Street, and was lying in the gutter. Mary Ann accordingly brought the parcel indoors, where she examined it with Thomas’s mother, on finding that Thomas’s statement was true they apprised the police of the discovery.

Dr. Henry Bertram Rygate, a surgeon and physician, of Fonnereau House, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, deposed that there were no marks of violence upon the body enclosed in a copy of the ‘Evening Star,’ dated Saturday, 10th September 1904. In his opinion the infant was stillborn. The Coroner having summed up the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of “Found Dead.”


Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick G. Browne – father.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, and at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich.


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