Captain Wilfrid Herbert Cecil Brownlow

In July 1918 the St Mary’s, Stoke D’Abernon, parish magazine recorded the death of Captain Wilfrid Brownlow as follows:

Captain Wilfrid Brownlow, Northumberland Fusiliers, only son of Colonel and Mrs Cecil Brownlow. He joined the 5th Fusiliers in 1909 at Dover, where he gained the Royal Humane Society vellum certificate. He returned from India in December 1914, with his regiment. He was dangerously wounded in an attack to retake a trench at Ypres on February 21st, 1915. He joined the RMC [Royal Military College], Sandhurst, as Staff Captain, in August, 1916. He left for the front on May 15th last, and joined the Northumberland Fusiliers on the 25th. His Major writes: ‘on 28th May I was in command of a composite force fighting a defensive action. He was mortally wounded by a piece of shell during the action. He was perfectly wonderful amongst the men’ – From the ‘Times’ Obituary.

Source:

St Mary’s, Stoke D’Abernon, Parish Magazine, July 1918, SHC Ref: 8909/8/1/4.

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