Private Edward Brown

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

10 Dec 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

2a Essex Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 4th January 1917


From the Luton News dated 4th January 1917. LUTONIAN KILLED. Mrs A Brown of 2a Essex Street, Luton has received official information that her son, Pte Edward Brown, 19, who enlisted April 1st last year in the Northants Regiment, was killed in action on December 10th.

Prior to joining up he worked in the grocery department of the Bury Park branch of the Luton Co-operative Society and he has only been at the Front three months. Mrs Brown has also received a letter from Sec.Liet. A E Ward of the same regiment, who states

"It gives me pain to write and inform you of the death of your son, Pte Brown, who was killed in action on the 10th December.  As he has just recently joined my platoon, I did not know him very well, but from what I saw of him, he was quite a good and popular man and I am very sorry to lose him.  He has been respectably buried just behind the line.  Please accept my deepest sympathy.  I trust you may be strengthened to bear your sad bereavement."

Pte Brown was one of three men of the Northants Regiment killed in action on the day at Mametz Wood on the Somme.


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Author: Diane Cullen

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Edward Brown

Edward Brown lived in Luton with his three sisters and four brothers. His father, also Edward worked as a coal carter and his mother and sister in the straw plait trade.