BROWN, George Arthur
(Service number 27209)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William Brown (father), Waihao Downs, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZEF|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||25 September 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||7 June 1917||Age||27|
|Place of Death||Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvbelland, West-Vlaamderem. Be;goi,|
|Memorial Reference||V. D. 8|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial|
George Brown was the eldest son (of ten children), born to William and Frances Brown (nee Borell) of Waihao Downs, Waimate; husband of Elizabeth Brown of Christchurch.
George died on the first day of the battle of Messines on 7 June 1917 - one of the nearly 5,000 NZEF casulaties during the week of fighting.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [Oct 2013]; SCRoll web submission by A Maze, 8 May 2020
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Researched and Written by
Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald
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