Edward (Ted) John BROWN Florence(Flo or Florrie) Elizabeth REARDON Mini tree diagram

William(Bill) Joseph BROWN

22nd May 1900 - 14th Nov 1974

Smithfield Market, London

Life History

22nd May 1900

Born in London

between 1918 and 1920

Occupation Soldier in 52nd Royal Sussex Reg. 'D' Company  (Germany)

between 1920 and 1965

Occupation Smithfield Market, London

21st May 1923

St. Andrew's Church, Stanstead Abbotts

21st May 1923

Married Florence(Flo or Florrie) Elizabeth REARDON in Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire

24th May 1924

Birth of son Edward (Ted) John BROWN in Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire

Nov 1974

Buried in Enfield Crematorium

14th Nov 1974

Died in Hertford, Hertfordshire (East Herts Hospital  (County Hospital))

Other facts


Educated Stanstead Abbotts School


Religion C of E


  • 1900:     Londonc.1901:  1 New Street, later renamed as 2 South Street,Stanstead Abbotts, Nr. Ware, Hertfordshire1918-20:      Army -  Wahn & Siegburg, Germany1920?-c.29:  Flat in Police Sgt. Parker's house, StokeNewington, Londonc.1929-38:    6 Glenmire Terrace, Stanstead Abbotts12.12.1938-74:  18 High Street, Stanstead Abbotts
  • Notes from Christine Jackson Nov 03
    William (Bill) Brown
    from Ted:  His mother's name was Elizabeth Jane Sharpling and one of her relatives, thought to be her niece, was the 1920s/30s  female bandleader, Ivy Benson.  His mother's father - was a Police Inspector in London in the 1860s/70s.
    1918:  When he first joined the army he was sent to Germany - he was a Prisoner-of-War for 3-4 days in the German trenches near Nuremberg - then (fortunately) the War ended…
    Christine has:  His:  'Soldier's Pay Book for use on Active Service' from 21 March - 30 July, 1919.

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