Syd Brown

Sydney Curtis Brown (1889 - 1972)

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Sydney Curtis (Syd) Brown
Born in Plumstead London Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Dublin Southmap
Died in Lambeth, Surrey, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2012
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Categories: Plumstead, Kent | English Army Officers | English Civil Servants | United Kingdom, World War I.


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Syd Brown was born in Kent, England.
Syd Brown served for the United Kingdom in World War I
Service started: Apr 1914
Unit(s): 3rd Royal Berkshire Regiment; 3rd Royal Berkshire Regiment
Service ended: 1923
1891 living at Holly Mt., Chestnut Road, Plumstead
Registration district: Woolwich Sub registration district: Plumstead, East ED, Institution or Vessel: 16 Piece: 540 Folio: 43
Household Members:
Name Age
John H Brown 29 General labourer born Kent Plumstead
Eliza A Brown 32 born Kent Plumstead
Henry G T Brown 9 born Kent Plumstead
Chas F W Brown 7 born Kent Plumstead
Lilian A Brown 5 born Kent Plumstead
Sydney C Brown 2 born Kent Plumstead
Ethel M Brown 10/12 born Kent Plumstead
1901 living at 17 Station Road Plumstead
Registration district: Woolwich Sub-registration district: Plumstead East ED, institution, or vessel: 08 Piece: 573 Folio: 41 Page Number: 8 Household schedule number: 57
Household Members:
Name Age
John Henry Brown 39 Examiner of shot and shell born Plumstead Kent
Eliza A Brown 42 born Plumstead Kent
Henry G Brown 19 Machinist fuse worker born Plumstead Kent
Chas F Brown 19 Machinist bullet worker born Plumstead Kent
Sidney C Brown 12 born Plumstead Kent
Ethel M Brown 10 born Plumstead Kent
Agnes H Brown 8 born Plumstead Kent
John P Brown 6 born Plumstead Kent
Albert L Brown 4 born Plumstead Kent
Archibald Hampton 24 boarder, bricklayer born Essex East Grinstead
1907 Name: Sydney Curtis Brown
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1888
Birth Place: Plumstead, Kent, England
Enlistment Age: 19
Document Year: 1907
Regimental Number: 16930
Other Regimental Numbers: 11492
Regiment Name: Royal Engineers
Number of Images: 30
Form Title: Attestation
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Sydney joined the army in 1907 and was promoted to sergeant in April 1914. He was a surveyor in the Royal Engineers until the start of WW1 and spent much of his time in Dublin.

In 1917 he attended Officer Training School at Kinmel Park and was appointed to a Permanent Commission in the 3rd Royal Berkshire Regiment in April 1918.

He left the army in 1923.

1932 - 1940 living at 12 Hawkesfield Rd Sydenham SE23
1939 Brown Household (2 People) 2 Stanley House , Wandsworth, London, England
Sydney C Brown 21 Sep 1888 Male Civil Servant (Clerical Officer Customs & Excise) Married 137 1
Rose A Brown 18 Oct 1892 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 137 2
Ref: RG101/0574D/006/12


  • Birth BROWN, SYDNEY CURTIS (Mother FILLIDUFF) GRO Reference: 1888 D Quarter in WOOLWICH Volume 01D Page 1247
  • Marriage Name: Sydney Curtis Brown Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep, 1914 Registration district: Dublin South, Ireland Volume: 2 Page Number: 694 FHL Film Number: 101262 Records on Page: Name Sydney Curtis Brown (of Lr Castle Yard, father John Henry Brown, Inspector of steel) Rosanna McGarry (of 18 St. ???? St., Father John Joseph McGarry, overseer corporation)
  • Death Name: Sydney Curtis Brown Death Age: 84 Birth Date: 21 Sep 1888 Registration Date: Dec 1972 Registration district: Lambeth Volume: 5d Page: 459

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Sidney Curtis Brown with Rose and Lily
Sidney Curtis Brown with Rose and Lily

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Sidney Curtis Brown Entry into the Army
Sidney Curtis Brown Entry into the Army

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