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Would keep this name quiet...................

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MR_MAGOO Report 21 Nov 2012 22:15

Joined up in WW1

Name: Matthew Primrose Brown

Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1896

Age at enlistment: 19

Document Year: 1915


GlitterBaby Report 21 Nov 2012 22:30

Rank:Lance Corporal
Service No:S/43512
Date of Death:06/09/1916
Regiment/Service:Gordon Highlanders
5th Bn.
Grave ReferenceXXI. I. 5.

Wonder if the parents were for hoping for a girl

Name: Matthew P Brown
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: John Brown
Mother's Name: Marion A Brown
Gender: Male
Where born: Whithorn, wigtownshire
Registration number: 900
Registration district: Whithorn
Civil parish: Whithorn
County: Wigtownshire
Address: Bridge House Farm House
Occupation: Farmers Son
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 16
Line: 21
Roll: CSSCT1901_444
Household Members: Name Age
John Brown 51
Marion A Brown 47
Ebenezer Brown 13
Agnes Jane Brown 12
Matthew P Brown 3


MR_MAGOO Report 21 Nov 2012 22:44

Can imagine what squaddies would say if they found out... :-D :-D


jax Report 22 Nov 2012 00:45

I was watching something on TV the other day....probably the Chaser and a question came up about Bob Wilson the ex Arsenal goalkeeper (In my following the game days). His middle name was Primrose too

So Primrose may have been his mothers maiden name then? as he was Scottish?


DazedConfused Report 22 Nov 2012 12:32

The thing about his middle name is that his mates probably did know. And he could have had the nickname 'flower'

Not so unusual for squaddies to do this, not cruel just a fun thing to do.

My dad's was 'spindle' as he was tall and thin.


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 13:26

If you put 'primrose' for 1st name and specify 'male' on Ancestry there are loads! Who would have thought it?


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 13:34

Well, it could be worse ...

Births Sep 1885 (>99%)
Embleton Pansy Darlington 10a 19

1911 England Census

Name: Pansy Embleton
Age in 1911: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Relation to Head: Son
Birth Place: Darlington, Durham, England
Civil parish: Winston
County/Island: Durham
Country: England
Street Address: Barford Winston Darlington
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer Son Working On Farm
Registration district: Teesdale
Registration District Number: 548
Sub-registration district: Staindrop

Henry Embleton 52
Hannah Lamb 54
Eliza Lamb 54
Pansy Embleton 25
Godfrey Embleton 16
Edwin Embleton 12


DazedConfused Report 22 Nov 2012 23:02

And remember that originally Florence was a male name

It was only Florence Nightingale's popularity that it became a female name. If I remember rightly her parents honeymooned in Florence, Italy.

And Pink was for Boys and Blue was for Girls.


Nyx Report 23 Nov 2012 13:50

My gt uncle's wife's fathers middle name was Primrose,