Army Number : 266509 (formerly 4823)
Battalion : 2/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Nottingham. Son of William and Lizzie Brown, of 9, Saxon Place, Alfred Street, Nottingham. He was a book biner prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He was killed in action, 26th September 1917, aged 23, during the attack near Vlamertinghe, Belgium.
Buried/Commemorated : Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.
Private John William Brown is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Andrew's Church War Memporial, Nottingham.
His brother Private Percy Brown, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.