Brown Ernest Edward Pte 4454550

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Name Brown Ernest Edward
Army number 4454550
Rank Pte
Decorations
Date of birth Born 1920/21.
Age 23
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date known but Regimental Number suggests Spring 1939.  ?Posted 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably September 1939.  ? Served BEF. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Trf Dorsetshire Regiment 28/8/44 on the disbandment of 11th Battalion, Posted 1st Bn. DIED 4/10/1944 while with 1st Dorsets.
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably September 1939.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 04-Oct-44
Home address Grandson of Florence Bowater, Birtley. Buried Grave I. D. 9. Mook War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

It appears likely that Pte Ernest Edward Brown served with the 11th Battalion, and the Brigade, for the whole of their service lives.