Brown, Raymond Ernest

Brown, Raymond Ernest

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Royal Navy

Rank:
Able Seaman

Service Number:
J/37901

Date of Enlisting:
7.4.1915

Date of death:
30.5.1977

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Not known

 

Raymond enlisted with the Royal Navy on 7 April 1915 for a period of 12 years.  He served on numerous ships during WWI, mostly depot ships, in the Mediterranean Theatre of War. One was HMS Diligence which served as the depot ship for the 12th Destroyer Fleet. In 1920 he was granted free discharge and left the Navy in 1921.  .

Raymond survived the war and died at Letchworth, Hertfordshire on 30 May 1977.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                28.9.1898

Birth Place:                  Newnham, Hertfordshire

Residence:                   Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      1923

 

Raymond was born on 28th September 1989 at Newnham, Hertfordshire only son of Ernest William and Florence Fanny (nee Gray) Brown. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  Before enlisting he was a bookbinder.

Raymond married Grace Tofts at the end of 1923.  They had two children, possibly twins, Mary K and Peter J.  Mary died at the age of 25.

Raymond died on 30 May 1977 at Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

 

Commentary:

Name:Raymond Erhest Brown
Birth Place:Newnham, Hertfordshire
Residence:Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Death Date:6.1977
Enlistment Place: 
Rank:Able Seaman
Regiment:Royal Navy
Battalion: 
Regimental Number:J37901
Type of Casualty:Survived
  Theatre of War:Mediterranean

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