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James Douglas Brown

The photograph was taken in France ( 25 December 1917). - No known copyright restrictions
The photograph was taken in France ( 25 December 1917). - No … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/948 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Te Karai, Kohukohu, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D. Brown (mother), Queen's Buildings, Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/948 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AucklandNew Zealand AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Brown was the son of David and Isabella Brown, of Reed Street, Oamaru, New Zealand.

      Circumstances of death: He was acting Sergant Major at the time, single, from Auckland. "He was killed by a shell while talking to me and the NCO in a dugout in the front line at La Signy Farm . It was in the afternoon, about 2pm. He was buried in a shell hole by Padre Dobson about 300 yards on the following morning." (This information is from the personnel war service record of James Douglas Brown. The signature of the officer who wrote this is illegible.) AWMM
    • The Soldier giving evidence was Pte Raoul Philip Lempriere 46364. The word after 300 yards should read "off, " not on. Public - keith - Researcher - 21 September 2015 - Military file
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About death

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  • Death
    11 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    La Signy FarmFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Memorial name
    Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM

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21 September 2015keithAucklandResearcher