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VC1016   Walter Ernest Brown

Name   Walter Ernest Brown   No.   1689A   

VC Issue No.   1016   Awards   VC    DCM & Bar

Regiment    20th (New South Wales) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia

Place Of Death   Singapore

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Singapore


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 August 1918

VC Presented   6 or 7 October 1918 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England


P  Named on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery (Column 115), Republic of Singapore

Named on Roll of Honour, Panel 15, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Named on Family Grave, Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, NSW, Australia

Named on Cenotaph, Hobart, TAS, Australia   Memorial Plaque, New Norfolk Primary School, TAS, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Leeton Soldiers' Club, NSW, Australia

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

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Brown Sreet, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

He was killed in action during the Second World War, as the Japanese entered Singapore he was last seen alive walking towards them with grenades in his hands, shouting 'No surrender for me'

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



VC 1015 VC 1017
VC 1015
VC 1017

BORN   3 July 1885

DIED   28 February 1942  AGE   56

VC Won   6 July 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Villers-Bretonneux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War