On original site
Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to Captain Keith Andrews Brown, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Second son of George Andrews Brown and Alice Alexander Brown, of 18 Croham Park Avenue, Croydon, Surrey. Educated at Dulwich College. Enlisted in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles and served in France 1914. In Feb 1915 attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) in Oct 1915. Served with 2nd Battalion Royal West Surreys in France. Severely wounded on 15 Jul 1916 near High Wood on the Somme and invalided home. In Jan 1917 he returned to light duty with the 3rd Battalion at Sittingbourne, Kent. In Jun 1917 he returned to France. Was promoted to Lieutenant and in Oct 1917 to Captain. During the first half of 1918 he often commanded his battalion in engagements and, significantly, was in charge of a detachment of West Surreys who were part of the Bastille Day Parade through Paris. On 21 Sep 1918 he was leading his men into battle near Epehy when he was mortally wounded and died the following day. He was buried in Grave C.22 of Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, Pas de Calais, France.
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