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Name: John James BROWN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Trooper Initials: J J Service No.: 329628
Date of Birth : 10/06/1913 Place of Birth : Age at Death: 30
Unit: "B" Squadron, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 11 Greenfield Place, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Horse keeper at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 2nd October 1943
Place of Death: Italy
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Italy Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Henry and Jane Brown, of 11 Greenfield Place, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brother: Fred. Sister: Nancy.
Notes : John began working at Emma Colliery on 22nd March 1936. He left to join the forces on 20th April 1940. His brother, Fred, was a Seaman Gunner on board HMS Cossack when it took part in the Battle of Narvik, Norway, and when his ship played a significant role in rescuing prisoners from the German ship Altmark. John's sister served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the war.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Deb of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 5th November 1943. Newcastle Journal, 16th November 1943.
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