Nothing is known about this man and a medal index card has not been traced for him at the National Archives, suggesting that he did not serve overseas and was probably a patient as a result of sickness. The entry in Nurse Oliver’s album (which was probably written whilst she was nursing at Hickwells) reads:
Pte W. Brown
1218 No 2 Coy
9th Middlesex Regt
The mumber 1218 dates to around Janaury 1914. Private Bown shares this page in Nurse Oliver's album with 7480 Private Reginald Pimble of the 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, Private 41441 Thomas George Clarke of the Norfolk Regiment and 3655 Private Martin Donnelly of the 1st East Surrey Regiment.