25th September 1915
John H. Brown was born in High Hurstwood, and a volunteer, who enlisted at Lewes, joining the Royal Sussex Regiment, the Second Battalion. The 25th September 1915 was the first day of the Battle of Loos. Once again the 1st Division participated with almost complete faulure. The ranks of the Second Battalion had just been filled, only to be again decimated. On this first day the Battalion suffered 481 casualties of which 181 were killed, one being John. G1644 Pte John H. Brown has no grave, he is remembered on the Loos memorial. On this day 25th September 1915, and during this particular engagement Sgt Harry Wells of Herne Bay, was killed trying to desperately save the situation in his area; he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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British Army Private Royal Sussex Regiment
British Army G/1644 Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Battalion
British Army G/1644 Private Royal Sussex Regiment 2nd Battalion