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Donald Forrester Brown

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Tuakiri

  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Donald Forrester AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 8/3504 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    23 Huitanguru 1890 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    WW1 Pre 19 Whiringa ā-nuku 1915 AWMM Totara Block, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    WW1 Mrs R. Brown (mother), Polytechnic, Thames Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 8 Kohitātea 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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  • Pakanga
  • Kauhanga riri
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 8/3504 AWMM
  • Urunga ki te ope taua
    Cadet Training AWMM
  • Whakapikinga / Tukunga / Whakawhitinga

Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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  • Mētara me ngā Tohu
    Victoria Cross (VC) AWMM
    London Gazette, No. 30130, dated 14th July, 1917, citation:-"For most conspicuous bravery and determination in attack (south-east of High Wood, France, on September 15, 1916), when the company to which he belonged had suffered very heavy casualties in officers and men from machine gun fire. At great personal risk this N.C.O. advanced with a comrade and succeeded in reaching a point within 30 yds. of the enemy guns. Four of the gun crew were killed and the gun captured. The advance of the company was continued until it was again held up by machine gun fire. Again Sergeant. Brown and his comrade, with great gallantry, rushed the gun and killed the crew. After this second position had been won, the company came under very heavy shell fire, and the utter contempt for danger and coolness under fire of this N.C.O. did much to keep up the spirit of his men. On a subsequent occasion in attack, Sgt. Brown showed most conspicuous gallantry. He attacked, single handed, a machine gun which was holding up the attack, killed the gun crew, and captured the gun. Later, whilst sniping the retreating enemy, this very gallant soldier was killed." AWMM

Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 19 Whiringa ā-nuku 1915 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 7 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      168 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      grey-green AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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Kōrero taurongo

Kōrero taurongo

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  • 8/3504 Sergeant Donald Forrester Brown was born at Dunedin, New Zealand on 23 February 1890. He enlisted for service on 19 October 1915. On arrival in Egypt in March he was posted to 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, and promoted Sergeant prior to embarking for France in April.

    Prior to enlistment Sgt Brown was a farmer on his own account in the Totara district near Oamaru. He was unmarried and his Victoria Cross was presented to his father, Mr Robert Brown, at Oamaru, by the Earl of Liverpool, Governor General, on 30 August 1917. His other medals were sent to his brothers, R. Brown and C.C. Brown, Oamaru, who were executors of his estate.

    He began active service at Armentieres, France, and his unit was engaged in the Battle of the Somme when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in action at High Wood on 15 September 1916. Following a further act of gallantry at Eaucourt l'Abbaye on 1 October 1916, details of which are included in his VC citation, Sgt Brown was killed in action.

    Victoria Cross not publicly held. Second Victoria Cross (VC) awarded to the NZEF during WWI AWMM
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Matenga

  • Matenga
    1 Whiringa ā-nuku 1916 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    FlersFrance AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III. F. 11. AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Victoria Cross commemorative paving stone, National Memorial Aboretum, Staffordshire, England Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 29 November 2015 - personal visit
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga

Maumaharatanga

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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
    Dunedin, Victoria Cross winners' plaque, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Donald Forrester Brown mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Donald Forrester Brown

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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  • Donald you were always there when I need you. Your service has amazed all of us. You were a great sergeant as well as a friend. -Commemorating Sergeant Donald Forrester Brown.
    Public - Chelsea - 20 Paengawhāwhā 2015

Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Harper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      21: 28 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
      Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. 17.6.1917 AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      1929, page 4 AWMM
    • RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
      August 1969, page 6 AWMM
    • Official History of the Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. in the Great War 1914-1918 AWMM
      (1921), page 399 AWMM
    • Harper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMM
      pp. 97-100 AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
      p. 40 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

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03 Huitanguru 2018GeoffreyTilbury, EnglandResearcher
29 Whiringa ā-rangi 2015SarndraAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
24 Hōngongoi 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
20 Paengawhāwhā 2015Chelsea AucklandOther

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