Jesse Brown
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Jesse Charles Brown is listed on the Tytherington War Memorial.  He was a Private in the 108th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died in November 1917 at  Somme in France.  In the 1911 census he was listed as 19 years of age and a firemen on a crane in the local limestone quarry.  He was living with his father George, a butcher's labourer in a butcher's shop, and his mother Charlotte.  He was one of 8 children but only 5 still living. 

The 108th Machine Gun Company, Machine Gun Corps joined the 108th Brigade 36th Ulster Division on 26th January 1916.  The 36th Ulster Division took over the front line in Spring.  In 1916 the Division suffered heavily on the first day of the Battle of the Somme where they attacked Thiepval.  In 1917 they were in acction at the Battle of Messines, capturing Wytschaete and in the Battle of Labgemarck during the third battle of Ypres and the Cambrai Operations where the Division captured Bourlon Wood.