M/21000, EMT/61062, 54945 Private Reginald George Brown, 1165 Company, RASC

He is in Memorial service 21 Nov 1922 as missing.

However there is a record of an RG Brown in RASC dead in Jan 1922 I have no idea if they are the same man


1889 Apr 21 Born Devizes, Wiltshire as George Reginald Brown

1891 Censuus in WIlts

1911 census He is a Boarder & Engineer at a house in Far Cotton, Northants

1915 Nov . enlisted as 104477 Private Reginald George Brown, 19th (Service) Battalion (2nd County), Durham Light Infantry which was formed as a Bantam Battalion. Occupation Engine fitter

1916 Feb 1 landed at Le Havre.

1917 Jan Battalion ceased to be a Bantam Battalion.

1920 Jan 27 re-enlisted into Royal Army Service Corps at Whitehall aged 31 years and 301 days old.

M/21000, EMT/61062, 54945 Reginald George Brown 1165 Company, RASC

1920 Jan 28. posted to Avington Park

1920 Jan 31. posted to Mobilisation and Embarkation Area Headquarters – Bulford

1920 May 10 posted to no.3 Embarkation Depot at Southampton Dock

1920 Sep 5, posted to 1165 MT Company at the Curragh as I C Driver Class III

1921 Jan 13 Police Gazette gives him as deserting from Doroughmore in Co.Cork in January 1921

1921 On the Absent Voters List: 23 Crispin Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland as M/21000 Reginald George Brown, RASC

1921 Jan 31. reported missing from the 1165 MT Company at the Curragh (The Police Gazette gives place of desertion as Donoghmoor)

Denis Dwyer stated in a Witness Statement he was part of a firing party that carried out the execution of an un-named British soldier, which almost certainly was Brown. Ballyvalloon is about 5 to 6 kms east of Donoghmoor

1922 Nov 21. listed as missing fate unknown

1923 Jan 13. Death accepted for official purposes as having occurred on or since 31 Jan 1922

23 Feb 1923 Part II Orders 615 Company (Dublin)

Salary owed to him had to be advertised in the Gazette for next of kin no.DLXVII (567)

British Soldiers died in Ireland