Diamond War Memorial Project

Private James Robert Brown

2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment Regimental Number 7860
Born: ---- Died: 1915-07-11 Aged: -- Enlisted: Enlisted Portsmouth. Resided Portsea, Hampshire.

Interred in the Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Name recorded on All Saints' Church (Church of Ireland), Clooney Parish 1914-18 Roll of Honour. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Husband of Nellie Brown, 14, Cuthbert Street, Londonderry. Brother-in-law of John Houston, 24, Windmill Terrace, Londonderry.

Private Brown lived in Londonderry before the Great War, and worked in the Shipyard.

He was involved in fighting in France and was wounded in Flanders in November 1914. He rejoined his regiment shortly afterwards and was sent to the Dardanelles, where he died.

Shortly after Private Brown's death, his sorrowing wife, Nellie, had the following lines placed in a Londonderry newspaper:

'He wandered far from where his heart

Had bound its earthly tie,

And in a strange and foreign land

His body doth now lie'