BROWN, David
(Service number 40770)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin John BROWN (father), Ohape, Temuka
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 13 February 1917
Transport Mokoia
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No 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 3 March 1976 Age 80 yrs
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block PR55, Plot 30
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David BROWN was a son of John and Louisa (nee KIRBY) BROWN of Riverslea, Temuka. His brothers Frank and James BROWN also served in WWI. David married Myrtle Lucy IRVINE on 7 September 1922 at Timaru.


Cenotaph Database [15 May 2014]; Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch burial records (Christchurch City Council) [22 August 2014]; Headstone transcription Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery Records microfiche) [22 August 2014]

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