Private William Brown

Private William Renwick Brown, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in France on 4th May 1917 of wounds received during the Battle of Arras and is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.( This cemetery is named after a cafe which had stood on this spot until destroyed by German shellfire early in the War ). Private Brown was born and had enlisted in Lauder although his residence was in Carlisle. It is likely he was wounded in the disastrous night attack on “Greenland Hill” which cost the Battalion the best part of three Companies , 416 Officers and Other Ranks.

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