Charles Adderley

Randall Arthur Alcock

George Henry Allsopp

William Allwood

George Herbert Alton

Thomas Alton

Stephen Annable

Harold Arnold

Arthur Ashton

David Johnson Barber

Thomas William Barker

Raymond Theodore Frederick Barnett M.B.E, R.A.M.C.

John Bates

Samuel Wood Bath

George Edward Belfield

Samuel Arthur Belfield

Allan Bembridge

Arthur Bembridge

John Bembridge

Albert Beresford

George Alexander Berkin

Harry Birkin (Berkin)

William Blackham

James Puttock Blagg

Charles Frederick Bloor

Albert Blount

James William Blount

William Bond

Charlie Boot

Ernest Boot

William Herbert Boot

William James Booth

Samuel Bower

Fred Bowler M.M.

George Bowmer

William Brailsford

Charles Reginald Brandreth

John George Brentnall

George Brown

David John Burbridge

George Burdett

Arthur Butler

John Butler

Airman 1st Class 78600

George Brown

22nd Squadron Royal Flying Corps

George died of bullet wounds to the head on Tuesday 21st August 1917 aged 21.

Born in 1895, in Belper, George's birth was registered in December, 1895, this indicates he was probably born during the last few months of the year as the births were listed quarterly.

This information is from The Sky Their Battlefield by Henshaw
'On Sunday 19th August 1917 Bristol F2b, 22 Squadron, shot up, AG.1AM G Brown WIA, head'.

George died of bullet wounds to the head 2 days later on Tuesday 21st August 1917 aged 21.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission erred in listing his rank he was in fact an Air Mechanic, 1st Class, not Airman a rank which came later after the RAF was created. (Air Mechanic First Class was a catch all rank: it included fitters, carpenters, etc as well as observers and air gunners).

No. 22 Squadron was formed at Fort Grange, Gosport, on 1 September 1915 and departed for France seven months later with twelve FE2B two-seat pusher biplanes. These outdated aircraft were used for a year on reconnaissance tasks.

George enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles in July 1915 and was wounded at Ypres a few months later recovering after eight weeks in the Wharncliffe Hospital Sheffield. On his return to France he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corp.

Burial Place

He is buried in the Coxyde (now Koksijde) Military Cemetery Belgium.

Residence

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Family

He was the son of Edwin Brown a School Attendance Officer and Elizabeth Brown, of 5 Short Street, Belper.

Employment

Prior to enlisting George worked at the Denby Hall Colliery Marehay.

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