BROWN, Clarence Victor
(Service number 32300)
|Aliases||Known as Chad|
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||10 February 1894||Place of Birth||Pahiatua|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o W. Burford, Queen Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. BROWN (mother), Weka Road, Fendalton, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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|Date||16 November 1946||Age||52 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 34, Plot 226|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Clarence Victor Brown, known as Chad, was born on 10 February 1894 at Pahiatua, the youngest son of William and Susannah Elizabeth (née White) Brown. In 1902 Clarence transferred from Lincoln School to Waihaorunga School. He was admitted to West Christchurch from Waihaorunga in June 1904, after which he spent time in Sydney and Queensland, before being admitted to Sumner School at the beginning of the 1906 school year and leaving there for Redcliffs School in August 1907.
Clarence was a farm hand residing at Waimate when he enlisted. He named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs W. Brown, Weka Road, Fendalton, Christchurch. His father, of Motukaika, South Canterbury, had died at Christchurch in 1914. Rifleman C. V. Brown embarked with the 10th Reinforcements on 15 November 1916, leaving from Wellington for Plymouth, England. Clarence Brown married Ruby Ada Louisa Smart in 1920. He died on 16 November 1946 at Christchurch, aged 52, and was buried at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [06 August 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 August 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [07 August 2021]; Ruru Lawn Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [07 August 2021]; Timaru Herald, 4 April 1914 (Papers Past) [07 August 2021]
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