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Charles Henry Jeffries Brown

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Portrait of Brigadier General Charles Henry Jeffries Brown. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 114487

Portrait of Brigadier General Charles Henry Jeffries Brown. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Henry Jeffries AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15/14 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1872 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Millie J. Brown (wife), High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15/14 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      Distinguished Service Order - London Gazette, 8 November 1915, p11027, WA 22/5/10: Gallipoli 25.4.15 to 7.6.15. This officer did invaluable work as Provost-Marshall of this Division from the landing up to 5th May, when he was appointed to command the Canterbury Battalion. In the latter capacity, he proved an especially capable and excellent leader and commander and I look upon him as a most valuable officer. AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Three Times AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Charles Brown was the husband of Mrs. Millie J. Brown, of 182, Murphy St., Wellington, New Zealand.

    Commander, 1st NZ Infantry Brigade at time of death. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1917 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France AWMM III. C. 265 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Hello I go to kakoura st Joseph's and we have made a little thing it's a grid filled with crosses we made crosses and put names on I got 15/14 brig c.h.j brown gen I think he was brave extremely brave! Thank you
    Public - Bella - Researcher - 20 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.83 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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05 June 2019MarianneWellingtonOther
20 April 2015BellaNew zealandResearcher

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