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Brown, Theodore Anthony

Captain Theodore Anthony Brown, M.C., The Buffs, was the fifth son of the late Anthony Brown and Jane Chalmers Brown of Broomhill, Beckenham. He was educated at Hillside, Eastbourne, The Abbey School, Beckenham and Tonbridge School. Soon after leaving school he joined the squadron of the Inns of Court O.T.C. and on the outbreak of war he was given a commission in the Dragoon Guards. He served with that regiment in Flanders during the winter of 1914-15. He went to England early in 1915, and transferred into the Buffs, leaving again for the front in August of that year. He had seen much active service, and last autumn was awarded the Military Cross. For some months he had been in command of a company. He was killed in action while leading his company aged 27.One of his brothers was killed in action, in November 1915. The Times 8 May 1917


First name(s)Theodore Anthony
Date of birth1889
Place of birthBromley Registration District
Family details

Son of Anthony & Jane Chalmers Brown of 29 Southend Road, Beckenham

Previous educationHillside, Eastbourne; the Abbey School, Beckenham and Tonbridge School.
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseEvening Classes, Science
Military unitThe Buffs (East Kent Regt.) B Coy, 3rd Bn. attd 1st Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsM.C.

Theodore Anthony Brown, E Kent R. Spec. Res. He volunteered and made three journeys under heavy shell fire, carrying up bombs which were urgently needed. The Times 15 Nov 1916

Date of death15 April 1917
Age at death27
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action.
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Loos Memorial

Captain Brown served with the Carabiniers before being attached to The Buffs. His letters from the front were privately published as a book A Year in the Salient.


King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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