Thomas Brown, Private 18700, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action 17th December 1916 in Belgium, aged 19
Son of Mrs. Josephine Brown, of 31 Market Terrace, Crewe.
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Enlisted in Macclesfield.
Private Thomas Brown is buried in Grave Ref. A. 12. in the Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Belgium. His mother asked for the inscription “And he fell like a soldier, he died at his post” to be added to his headstone.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Thomas Brown.
It is not clear which Macclesfield war memorials bear the name of Private Thomas Brown, as two men named Thomas or Tom Brown enlisted in Macclesfield with the Cheshire Regiment, and both lost their lives. However, Private Thomas Brown must be one of the two men of that name commemorated on the Town Hall war memorial.
Elsewhere, Private Thomas Brown is commemorated on Crewe war memorial.