Manchester Evening News 10 April 1918. Courtesy British Library
Order of Service For Manchester Hill Commemoration
Pte 8230 Alexander (Alec) Mackie (Seated) and Pte 8060 Herbert (Bert) Brown (Standing) Simpson & Son Wharf Road Grantham. Probably taken in Spring/Summer 1915, when the Bttn trained at Belton Park, Grantham. Courtesy Stuart Brown. Alec was killed at Flers on 11th October 1916.
8060 Pte Herbert (Bert) Brown (3rd from Left) probably with other members of V Platoon. Training at Heaton Park in tram Guards uniforms 1914. One of the new huts can be seen behind the group.
Private Herbert (Bert) Brown 8060 on Guard Duty at Heaton Park; October 1914-January 1915. Bert was prompoted to Sergeant and attached to 90th TMB. HE was killed near Manchester Hill on 21st March 1918. Courtesy Stuart Brown.
V Platoon, B Company of 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment.
Sgt 8060 H Brown
101 years ago today, Sgt Bert Brown was killed near Manchester Hill, attached to 90th Trench Mortar Battery. Stuart Brown has provided this Guest Post with a strong narrative on Bert and some wonderful photos. Sharing these resources produces some real gems for the wider project. Small aspects of clarifcation include more understaning of an MC Citation and larger gems are photos of mostly otherwise unknown members of the Battalion.
Source: My Uncle Bert – Sgt 8060 Herbert Brown | 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment on the Somme