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Brown, Oscar (1888-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Oscar Brown (1888-1915), born 20 May 1888, son of William Hooper Masters Brown (1826-1911) and Mary Ann Brown (née Canton) (1853-1935) of Highfield House, Sherborne, Dorset. Brother of Claude Anstice Brown (1886-1960). Grandson of the late John Brown, Wadeford House, Chard, Somerset.

 

Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.

 

Attended Sherborne School (day boy) January 1902- July 1906.

 

Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst; on passing out he was gazetted in September 1908 to the Northamptonshire Regiment, becoming Lieutenant in December 1910, and serving with his Regiment in India and at home. In September 1911, he exchanged into the 7th Lancers, Indian Army, and in 1913 was invalided home for illness following an accident while riding in a steeplechase for the Delhi Cup. He was fond of polo, racing and shooting.

 

WW1, Lieutenant in the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards; attached from 7th Hariana Lancers. Instantaneously killed by a shell on 24 April 1915, during the second battle of Ypres, aged 26.

 

Commemorated at:

Duhallows A.D.S Cemetery, VII. C. 20 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2935754/BROWN,%20OSCAR

 

Sherborne town war memorial.

 

Sherborne Preparatory School Roll of Honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.11 memorial pew in the School Chapel.

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