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First Name: William Charles Last Name: BROWN
Date of Death: 20/06/1917 Lived/Born In: Brockley
Rank: Rifleman Unit: King's Royal Rifle Corps17
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Born-Clerkenwell

Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

 

On 16th June, 1917, 17th King’s Royal Rifle Corps of 117 Brigade, 39th Division, moved into the front line in the Hill Top sector in the northern part of the Ypres salient, facing St Julien, and they remained here until relieved on 24th June. The Battalion Diary recorded that, “whilst holding the line the trenches were heavily shelled, day after day” and it is very likely that this caused the death of William Brown who was killed on 20th June.

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