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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.

 

Faces of the First World War

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Find out more about this First World War Centenary project at www.1914.org/faces.

 

This image is from IWM Collections.

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