21 August 1900 AWMM AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Pre 28 October 1915 AWMM 39 Nelson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs Alice E. Brown (mother), 39 Nelson Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 10 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
10 stone AWMM
- Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
- Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
Donald Brown was the son of John and Alice Brown, of 4 Lower Vincent Street, Auckland.
Attested as seaman and last employer was New Zealand Steam Ship Company.
Private Donald Brown lied about his age when he enlisted. he provided the date but did not put the year, this date appears to have been added later as the ink does not have the same density. Indeed acccording to members of his family 'his father had died and circumstances were that it (the war) was probably going to be an adventure for him - which makes his death all the more tragic.'
He was first buried in the field. AWMM
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Donald Melville Wood Brown
Donald held a special place in my Grandmothers ( his sisters) heart. Two of his brothers also served . Both returning home suffering the effects of gas and trauma.
In my thoughts.
Public - Tom - Other Relative - 9 April 2015
- Poverty Bay Herald AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
21: 14 AWMM
|09 April 2015||Tom||Hamilton, NZ||Other Relative||
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