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Captain David Westcott Brown

6 Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment


Captain Westcott Brown, a poet, was reported wounded and missing, aged 23, on 16 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.


He is recorded as having gone out with a sergeant to reconnoitre. The sergeant was subsequently found dead but Captain Westcott Brown was not found. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


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Uploaded on July 12, 2012