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22192166 Pte.Henry James (Jim) Brown
You may wish to be aware of the recent death of Mr Henry James (Jim) Brown. Jim saw action in Malaya and brief service in Hong Kong before being posted to Korea where, shortly before the Battle of the Imjin River, he joined 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment.

As a member of Major Pat Angier’s A Company, Jim was one of a small party that following bitter fighting around Castle Hill recovered the body of Lieutenant Philip Curtis. Philip Curtis, for his actions and gallantry, was subsequently awarded the VC.
Jim Brown, both before and after his period of National Service and captivity, was a farmer. In 2009 he collapsed and was rushed to hospital. During examination it was discovered he had a ‘bullet’ lodged in his chest as a result of injury sustained in Korea. The object was left in place.

Following captivity Jim returned to the UK in April 1953 and was discharged from the Army on 9th September 1951. He returned to the farmland where he began his working life and remained there, in similar employment, until retirement. A quiet, modest and unassuming man the family have kindly informed this office of his death.
The funeral service of Mr Henry James Brown will take place at 1030 am on Thursday 29th August 1949 at Holy Cross Church Binsted, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4PB. Standards are not required.

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