Tuesday 9 March 2010

Private Harry Brown

Born on 1 June 1895 in Derby, England - son of Harry and Louisa Brown, Toronto, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as teamster, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, light brown eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 23 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 22 June 1915 (number 410038) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave II.D.II), France.

(Many thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Bud Walsh for this photo of Private Brown's headstone.)

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