Second Lieutenant Charles Brown

Second Lieutenant Charles William Brown, 6th (Service) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds in hospital in Bristol, aged 36, on the 23rd May 1917. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of James and Eleanor Brown of Ashwood, Galashiels and the husband of Beatrice Brown of 23 Abbotsford Road, Galashiels. He had been educated at Gala Academy and Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh before going to work at the Buckholmside Skinworks where he became Managing Director. He gained a commission in the K.O.S.B. and joined his Battalion in France in October 1916. (The Battalion History gives his rank as Lieutenant ).He is buried in Eastlands Cemetery, Galashiels. He had been wounded in the disastrous attack on Greenland Hill during the Battle of Arras which cost the Battalion dearly. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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