Tom Browns Grave, Yarm

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I have previously covered Tom Browns Tree which marks his 1705 birthplace, so today his grave which is a replica of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone that was presented by the Queen’s Own Hussars in 1968.
Tom Browns Grave, Yarm
As previously mentioned he is known for his role in the Battle of Dettingen which took place on 27th June 1743 in Bavaria during the War of the Austrian Succession.
His regiments standard was captured and while recovering it he received terrible injuries to his face including his nose being cut off. He is said to have been given a silver nose by King George II.
He retired to Yarm with a pension of 30 shillings from the King, as two shots from the battle could not be safely removed from his back, he died there in 1746.

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