Donald Forrester Brown

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VC752   Donald Forrester Brown

Name   Donald Forrester Brown   No.   8/3504   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   752   Awards   VC   

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Near Eaucourt l'Abbaye, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt, 3 miles south west of Bapaume, Somme, France

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row F, Grave 11

Gazetted   14 June 1917

VC Presented   30 August 1917 by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Earl of Liverpool at Oamaru, New Zealand to his father, Robert

Memorials

P  Headstone, Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt, 3 miles south west of Bapaume, Somme, France

Brown Street, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand       

Named On Memorial Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand     

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand    

Named On Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


By The Way…

He sold his farm, and went to off to war, never to return again


VC Held By

Not known

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BORN   23 February 1890

DIED   1 October 1916   AGE   26

VC Won   15 September 1916   AGE   26

Place VC Won   High Wood, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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