BROWN, Sylvia Daisy
(Service number B.28)

First Rank Sister Last Rank Matron


Date *1883 Place of Birth Essex, England

Enlistment Information

Date 14 September 1915 Age 31 years
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Nurse - ward sister at the Timaru Hospital, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with UK Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserves
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western Front; 2nd Military Hospital at York; No. 6 General Hospital BEF, France
Service Medals Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 30 May 1950 Age 66 years
Place of Death Nelson
Memorial or Cemetery Whakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson
Memorial Reference RSA Section, Block 1, Plot 23
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sylvia Brown, also known as Sylvia Daisy Brown, did her nursing training at Temperance Hospital, London. Prior to enlisting she was award sister at the Timaru Hospital.In July 1915 she travelled on the 'Remuera' to return to England and enlist for war service.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 April 2017]; UK File (The National Archives Catalogue Reference WO/399/1034) [28 April 2017]; Whakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, headstone image (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [27 April 2017]; Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, 1 January 1917, 1 April 1919, 1 July 1920, 1 January 1921 (Papers Past) [17 & 23 April 2017]

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