Charles George Brown

1890 Feb 10 Born Courtown, Gorey, Wexford

1901 census at Ballylenaghan, Breda, Down. Ballylenaghan is now a suburb of Belfast, but his father must have worked on an estate there.

1911 census at 18 Ballylenaghan, Breda, Down

1918 Mar 17 Commissioned 2nd Lt in Inniskilling Fusiliers

1921 Jul 7 Joins ADRIC with service no 2110. Posted to Depot. Joined in Ireland

1922 Jan 14. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Charlie Brown (as he is known in the family) enlisted in the Palestine police.

1940 he became Chief Clerk to the police.

1944 Mar 23. he was murdered:- A Hansard report indicates that he was killed by the Stern Group, Jewish extremistss "During the evening of 23rd March, at Tel Aviv, Mr. Charles George Brown, Chief Clerk, District Police Headquarters, was shot and killed as he was leaving his house. He left his house in Tel Aviv at 6.30 p.m . He was wounded and died later. Jewish bystander in the hall of the house at the time was wounded, not seriously.

Charlie never married. His hobby was stamp collecting. A folder of stamps was found on his body when he was killed

Extract from Palestine police newspaper DEATH OF CHIEF CLERK The Cheif Clerk of District police HQ, Mr Charles Brown (58), died in the Haddasah Hospital at 5 o'clock yesterday morning from wounds sustained when he was shot on Thursday night in Rehov Maza. (Tel Aviv) He was buried yesterday afternoon in the Ramle War Cemetry by the side of B.B William Douglas Caley (21). The Rev. Hugh Jones of the Church of England conducted the service for Mr Brown, while Father Eugine of Jerusalem celebrated the Roman Catholic rites for Constable Caley. The two men were accorded military honours. Wreaths were laid by Mr P J Hackett, Deputy Superintendant of Police 'Lydda' District; the assistant District Commisioner, Mr G G Grimwood; and Mr W J Owen, A>S P>, representing the Tel Aviv Division and others.

He is buried at Ramleh War Cemetery

 

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