Boer War Casualty (Railway explosion), wounded again with B.E.F. October 1914 – East Kent Regiment
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, 6020 Pte. W. Brown, E. Kent Regt.
Brown served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa and was slightly wounded at Balmoral on 11 March 1901 (With the Buffs in South Africa by Lt. Col. Backhouse refers).
William Brown was born in Hackney, London 1881
Medal rolls confirm medal and clasps, plus entitlement to a Kings South Africa medal, with both claps.
His service papers confirm him being wounded at Balmoral by a Railway explosion, it also records that he received a Gun Shot Wound on the 29th October 1914 whilst part of the B.E.F.
His MIC confirms entitlement to a 1914 trio, and that he landed in France on the 7th September 1914
He served in the 6th battalion during ww1, promoted corporal on the 28th October 1915
Mentioned in despatches 4th January 1914
Condition – Light contact marks, otherwise better than VF