BROWN, George Arthur
(Service number 27209)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William Brown (father), Waihao Downs, Waimate
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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