Archie Brown was born in Moseley, Birmingham, and was the son of Bruce Francis Brown. He enlisted in Dudley and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was stationed with the 13th Heavy Group artillery HQ in 1917 and took part in the Third Battle of Ypres which opened on the 31st July. The artillery was responsible for the preparation for the infantry attacks but were also subject to enemy counter-battery shelling. At some point he was seriously injured and taken to a military hospital near Ypres where he died of wounds on the 15th August. Gunner Archie Brown was 33 years of age and is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery (II AA 11) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. James church Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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