10 September 2016

I am copying an e-mail, sent to me yesterday, from Joanna Costin, in the hope that someone might have information that will help her in her quest about an ex Symondian Osbert Harold Brown ... should anyone have any information, please e-mail me and I will pass on Joanna's contact details ... Thanks ! ... Doug Clews


Joanna Costin

9 September 2016

I'm researching the 11th Suffolk Regiment during the First World War, and one of the officers attended Peter Symonds School until receiving a scholarship to Pembroke College Cambridge in 1910. I wondered if any of your members might have additional information about him, or whether you would be interested in the results of my research so far. (I realise this is a bit of a long shot!)
Captain Osbert Harold Brown was born in Winchester, 2 May 1892 and was the son of Alfred Robert and Anne Brown. He was commissioned into the Suffolk Regiment on 8 October 1914, promoted to Captain 9 November 1914, and went to France in January 1916. He was awarded the DSO for his actions on 1 July 1916, and the MC for a smaller attack on 4 August 1916. He was killed in action on 1 November 1916, while at morning stand-to.

Best wishes,
Jo Costin