This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Private 13843 Raymond Johnson of the 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who died on this day in 1916.Today we especially commemorate Corporal 37470 John Stanley Wilson of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who died on this day in 1918.
Brown, Edward William Elliott

Family background

The name of Edward William Elliott Brown appears on the electoral roll of Collingham in 1918 where he is listed as an absent voter on account of Naval or Military service.

Edward was born in Leeds in 1898, the son of William Wilkinson Brown, a music seller, and his wife Eliza Emma Brown (nee Elliott). Edward had a younger brother Allan E Brown, born in Leeds in 1900. Before being listed as living in Collingham, Edward and his parents and family had been living in 1911 at 11 Elford Terrace, Harehills Rd, Leeds. We do not know exactly when they moved to Collingham.

Service record

Despite knowing from the electoral roll that Edward served in the Great War, we have not been able to precisely identify him or locate his service record. There is no record for anyone named Edward William Elliott Brown in the First World War medal records, but there are 13 men named Edward William Brown, none named Edward Elliott Brown and 580 named Edward Brown. We are not yet able to identify which of these was the Edward Brown we are searching for. If you are able to help us identify him, please contact us.

After the war

It is possible that Edward William Elliott Brown married Gladys May Hewson on the 25th July 1927 at Harewood - there is a record of this marriage for an Edward Elliott Brown, bachelor of Harewood on that date.


1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 26969

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