Brown DSO.MC.. Osbert Harold. Captain 11th Suffolks. Died 1st November 1916

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  • Just had this sent through. It is from Captain CL Morgan’s diary. Morgan was wounded on July 1st and lost a leg the following year:
    November 1st 1916. Brown killed instantaneously at night by stray shot; a very great loss to the battalion. He’d just had his leave and was in splendid spirits. Buried in BG British Soldiers Cemetery; quite a lot of officers from the battalion attended. All I could think of was that his spirit was cracking excellent jokes about our treatment of his body; he was ever a fine jester, even in tight corners and treated even serious subjects with a levity that never jarred.

    By Gordon Phillips (15/12/2016)

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