Stephen Bernard Brown was born at Liverpool on the 11th August 1896. He was the son of Stephen Blanchard Brown and Ada Elizabeth (nee Allen) who were married on the 7th September 1895 at St.Saviour's C.of E. Church, Everton. His parents were both natives of Liverpool.
 
His only sister, Elsie May was born on the 21st January 1898.
 
Stephen Blanchard Brown, who worked as a porter, died at Liverpool on the 25th March 1898 aged twenty-five. His widow Ada Elizabeth Brown (nee Allen) married George Philip Kissack on the 18th December 1898 at Christ Church C.of E. Church, Aughton.
 
1901 Census - 9 Grasmere Street, Everton - George and Ada Kissack with Stephen Brown, Elsie Brown, George E. Kissack and Charles H Kissack.
 
1911 Census - 34 Tees Street, Kirkdale - George Philip Kissack and his wife Ada Kissack (Married 12 years 5 children born 3 alive from this marriage) and Stephen B Brown, Elsie M Brown and George E. Kissack, Alfred J. Kissack b 1903 and Frederick Kissack b 1904.
 
Stephen Bernard Brown was a train booker in 1911.
 
He later enlisted in the Royal Navy and his service records can be seen at the National Archives [ADM 188/687/20424]
 
He was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary.
 
His next of kin at the time of his death was his step-father, George Kisses (Kissack), of 34 Tees Street, Kirkdale.