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Deckhand C V Brown


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Once again for the Wangford War Memorial I would be grateful for any info on this chap or his ship

Name: BROWN, CHARLES VICTOR

Initials: C V

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Deck Hand

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve

Unit Text: H.M. Trawler "Birch."

Age: 19

Date of Death: 23/08/1916

Service No: 8236DA

Additional information: Son of William and Alice Brown, of Southwold Rd., Wangford, Suffolk.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 18.

Cemetery: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

All The Best

Chris

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Hi

Just to add a little to this question - what are the cahnces of any kind of Log Book or other specific details remaining for such a trawler? and of course, if so, would they be held at the National Archives?

regards

doogal

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Thanks very much for the answers

All The Best

Chris

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Birch sank on a mine laid by the small German minelaying submarine UC 1.

The logs for most by not all trawlers were destroyed long ago. What remains is at the National Archives. You might want to check on the parent formations (flotilla vessel was assigned to).

Best wishes,

Michael

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Michael

many thanks

Chris

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Hello

Charles V. Brown was one of three ratings killed when BIRCH was lost.

don

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Don

Many thanks

All the Best

Chris

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