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John Yockney Burchell: Monday 27th August 1917

John enlisted in Devises with the Hampshire Regiment, despite being resident in Wandsworth, and was given the service number 380884. He then transferred on to the 2nd/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, where he became Private 260310.  He was killed in action, probably aged around 19, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John’s father, Eli Charles Abid John Brown, was on the staff of Wandsworth Prison, and the family lived at 14 The Quarters.  John was one of eight children born in Winchester and in 1901 was 3 and together with his sister, Amy 1, living with his grandfather in Marlborough.