Jaime Cavel Brown 24 March 1918

Jaime Cavel Brown was the third son of Mr and Mrs J Brown of Eldon Street in Glasgow. He was actually born in Spain on 24th August 1896 and this explains his unusual first name - it is a Spanish form of James. He came up to Laxton House (now Fisher) in Oundle in September 1912, leaving in July 1915. He seems to have made little impact at school in terms of sport or position.

From Oundle he started training as a lawyer and joined the Inns of Court OTC before gaining a commission. He held the rank of Lieutenant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from March 1917 and a year later, on 24th March 1918, he was reported missing near Pozières on the Somme, as his brigade fell back. At that time the British Fifth Army was being driven back across the Somme battlefields by the great German advance on the Western Front.

His body was never found and his name is commemorated on the Pozières Memorial, part of the Pozières British Cemetery, which commemorates 13,000 men who were killed at this time and have no known grave.

He was 21 years old at the time of his death.

C Pendrill
Yarrow Fellow