BROWN, Herbert Ernest
(Service number 49593)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Ploughman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Alexander BROWN, sen, (father), Morven, South Canterbury
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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 20 December 1947 Age 58 yrs
Place of Death Morven
Notices Timaru Herald, 22 December 1947
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference New Presbyterian Area, Plot 000506
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Herbert Ernest BROWN. Herbert was accorded RSA honours at his funeral.


Cenotaph Database [21 July 2014]; Waimate Old Cemetery burial records (Waimate District Council) [22 August 2014]; Headstone transcript Waimate Old Cemetery (South Canterbury Branch NZSG Cemetery Records microfiche) [22 August 2014]; Timaru Herald, 22 December 1947 (Timaru District Library) [22 August 2014]

External Links

Related Documents

No documents available. 

Researched and Written by

Currently Assigned to


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Logo. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise stated.

Tell us more

Do you have information that could be added to this story? Or related images that you are happy to share? Submit them here!

Your Details
Veteran Details
- you may attach an image or document up to 10MB