Monday, March 07, 2016

Pte S F Brown, 2/9th Middlesex Regiment

Private S Brown did not date his entry in Nurse Oliver’s album. Underneath a drawing of a Middlesex Regiment cap badge he has simply written:

Pte S F Brown
2/9 Middlesex Regt

His entry is on the same page as entries from Private W Baddock of the 3rd Grenadier Guards and G4780 Private Edward John Burnage of the 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. Both these men were patients at Hickwells so their entries can be dated to pre June 11th 1916 when Sussex 54 VAD moved their hospital to Beechland House, Newick.

The 2/9th Middlesex Regiment as a territorial battalion formed at Willesden, North London in September 1914. It remained in England and was disbanded in November 1917.

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