Agnew, Jack (No. 238859)

Agnew, Jack

Alias James Wilson Brown

Gunner

No. 238859, ‘A’ Battery, 285th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Killed in action on Thursday 4 April 1918

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium (Panel 1)

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Gunner Jack Agnew (No. 238859) was born in Bangor and enlisted in Belfast.

In the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects it is recorded that his mother’s name was Elizabeth.

Gunner Jack Agnew (No. 238859) served with the Royal Field Artillery and was killed in action ‘on or since’ 4 April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive.

Gunner Jack Agnew (No. 238859) has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

In some other official records, Gunner James Wilson Brown who served with the Royal Field Artillery is recorded as having the same regimental number as Gunner Jack Agnew (No. 238859).

Army Pension Records confirm that Jack Agnew, alias J. Brown, was a son of Mrs Elizabeth Brown, 22 Church Street, Bangor, Co Down.

It has been confirmed that Jack Agnew and James Wilson Brown are one and the same person.