Percy Brown

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Percy Brown


Military History:        

Regiment:                               Royal Engineers

Rank:                                      Sapper

Service Number:                    23569

Date of Enlisting:                   14.2.1908

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour                                                     Newnham Church Roll of Honour


Percy Brown enlisted in February 1908. The Signals Company was formed in 1908 so it is possible Percy joined at the inception. He saw active service on the Western Front as he passed through the No.4 Casualty Clearing Station in France after a severe case of influenza in 1918. Percy survived the war.

Percy was awarded the Military Medal for 'gallantry and devotion to duty under fire'. He was also awarded the 14-15 Star, the British Medal and the Victory Medal.

It is not known when Percy died.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Newnham Church Roll of Honour.



Family History:


Date of Birth:                1884

Birth Place:                   Newnham, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Not known

Marriage:                      Not known


Percy was born in Newnham, Hertfordshire to William and Naomi (nee Ingrey) Brown. From the census records it appears that Percy was the 17th child (7th son) born to William and Naomi!  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylor School in Ashwell.

It is not known if he married or had children, nor is it known when he died.



Percy Brown

Birth Place:

Newnham, Hertfordshire


Not known

Death Date:

Not known

Enlistment Place:

Not known




Royal Engineers


1st Signal Company

Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe: France and Flanders 
This page was added on 22/06/2017.