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Wilfred Stephenson Brown

09/02/1893 - 27/03/1919
Wilfred Stephenson Brown
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Harve
Other Memorials: St George's Church, Bickley

Place of birth: Kensington, London
Last known address in Bromley: 10 Bickley Park Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
Battalion/Ship:
Rank: Captain
Number: Unknown

Family information

Parents: Robert Allen & Agnes Wilfrida Brown (nee Stephenson)
Parents' occupation: Woollen merchant
Siblings: Harold Stephenson, Geoffry William Stephenson, Joan Wilfrida, Roy Stephenson, Elizabeth Mary, Nancy Isabel

Census information

1901
Address: 5 Eton Avenue, Hampstead
1911
Address: Charterhouse School

Extra details

Baptised on 15th March 1893 at St Jude, South Kensington, Wilfrid was the eldest of Robert and Agnes Brown's seven children. Between 1901 and 1903 the family moved to Bickley Park Road, Wifred attending Amesbury School located in Bickley Hall.

In 1907 he went to Charterhouse where he was in Girdlestoneites House. He played cricket for two minor teams and was a house monitor. Wilfid was admitted to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1911. As a student he was active in rowing and rowed in the 4th boat. He is also recorded entering the ‘boating men's handicap'. He graduated BA in the Natural Sciences Tripos in 1914 and obtained his 2nd MB the following year. After College, he went to St Thomas' Hospital where he took the MRCS and LRCP in 1916. On 20th April 1914 Wilfred was admitted into the Freedom of the City of London, by patrimony, in the Company of Armourers & Brasiers.

Wilfred joined the Special Reserve of the R.A.M.C. as lieutenant in 1917, and was promoted to captain on February 14th, 1918. He served in Mesopotamia from April 1917 to March 1919. It was here that he picked up a disease which made it necessary for him to return home, unfortunately he succumbed to the disease and died at 19th Clearing Station near Le Harve.

Thank you to Charterhouse and Gonville and Caius for their assistance.

Additional photographs

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