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Captain James Brown - Prison Governor of Hull


davidbohl

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I'm down to the last few but most difficult of the schoolteachers, having to discount people as nothing jumps out.

 

James Brown (no middle initial) b.1886 Plumstead, Kent, schoolteacher in Liverpool 1911.

The 1939 register brings up no teachers but the prison governor of Hull, also b.1886, newspaper below

I can see two Captains, one from the Cameronians and one from the RGA, which is he please ?

Thanks

Dave

 

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Captain James Brown, Governor of the Hull Prison, said he thought the custom of sending men to prison should he done away with, and that ...

Published:Tuesday 25 February 1936
Newspaper:Leeds Mercury
 
 
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Thanks Barry, I had a feeling it was him in the L.G at the bottom

Dave

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Interestingly that memorial has another of our players Tom.P.Owens on it, his brother also played, Richard.F.Owens who became Governor of Parkhurst.

 

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Any dates for his 2 x MID please ?

Can't find his Officers file at the N.A either

 

Dave

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His first M.I.D. was in the London Gazette of 21 May 1918 (Haig's despatch dated 7 April 1918)

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30693/supplement/5981

and the second was in the London Gazette of 23 December 1918 (Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918)

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31080/supplement/15036

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With no middle name having difficulty finding a death record for him, or his marriage.

J.B born 6 Feb 1886, Plumstead, Kent

Spouse was Gertrude born 11 Jan 1888

Thanks

Dave

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Looks like he had quite liberal and advanced views on prison sentencing in 1936

 

Dave

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He became Governor of Strangeways Prison in Manchester in March 1940

 
Captain J. Brown, Governor of Hull Prison, has been appointed Governor of Strangeways Prison. Manchester, and will take up his duties there at the end the present ...
Published:Monday 11 March 1940
Newspaper:Yorkshire Evening Post
 

CAPTAIN J. BROWN, from Strangeways Prison, Manchester, began his new duties as Governor of Leicester Prison yesterday, in succession to Mr. Irvine Child, who ...

Published:Saturday 13 March 1943
Newspaper:Nottingham Journal
 
By 1946 he was gone
 

Mr. J. R. Bantock, Governor of Leicester Prison where Tatton had been in custody since January 4, said ...

Published:Friday 12 April 1946
Newspaper:Derby Daily Telegraph
 
I suspect his death was 1945

 

Deaths Dec 1945   (>99%)
             
             
Brown  James  58  Manchester  8d 161  btnInfo.gif Scan available - click to view
           
 

 

Dave

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I can find him in 1911 as a boarder. So marriage after that, As you know Gertrude's DoB what was her maiden name?. There is a possible death for her aged 33 in West Derby 2Q 1921.But is a common name

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1939 register gave me his and hers DOB in Hull, not too sure if he came back to Lpl after his teaching post. The IOW Prison memorial has him at Feltham Borstal so presume he was there before ww1.

 

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This cutting from 1940 fills in the gaps in his cv quite well

 

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Dave

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I've completed a webpage for JB for the club records, thanks to GWF for their help

http://home.btconnect.com/seftonrufc/BrownJ.html

 

Dave

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