Brown James Ernest Pte 4460911
Name Brown James Ernest
Army number 4460911
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards.
Date of birth Born 1909/10.
Age 34 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date as yet, but his Number suggests late 1939. Posted ? Battalion DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 16/7/1940, and posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish. Served Iceland? Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION NW Europe 26/6/44, Serial No. 365 while with 1st Tyneside Scottish.
Company/Battery Company not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not known, but probably Rifleman.
Joined Brigade 16/7/1940.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Yes – insofar as those injuries lead directly to his death.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 26-Jun-44. Initially interred at Fontenay-le-Pesnel Map 7F/1 1/50,000 Reference 873.775. Re-buried 15/5/1945 in Grave IV.D.10. Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads : YOUR MEMORY IN OUR HEARTS TO-DAY MEANS MORE THAN EVER WORDS CAN SAY.
Home address Son of Ernest Arthur and Minnie Ann Brown, Bolesworth, Cheshire.
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