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1568   Rifleman John Brown
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 20/07/1918 (Killed in Action)
John Brown was born in Magherafelt. John Brown enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman John Brown was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on 20th July 1918. He is buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery in France. The CWGC record Rifleman Brown as the husband of Mrs E. Brown, of 21 Israel Street, Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery
  Godewaersvelde, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-12
CWGC Casualty 23514
Godewaersvelde is a village near the Belgian border, about 16 kilometres south-west of Ieper (in Belgium), and is half-way between Poperinge (in Belgium) and Hazebrouck (in France). The British Cemetery is a little east of the village.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023