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William George Brown

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 21), Page: 14 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3569 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 April 1889 Military Personnel File HaweraTaranaki Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 19 Wynyard Street, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W.G. Brown (wife), 19 Wynyard Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1916 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      15 March 1917 AWMM
      Citation for D.C.M.: Temp. Lance Corporal, 2nd. Batt., Auckland Regiment London Gazette: 17 April 1917, p. 3695 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a party of stretcher-bearers. He worked fearlessly and continuously both in "No Man's Land" and in our front line under very heavy fire. Later, although himself wounded, he continued to tend the wounded until the completion of the operations. AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      10 January 1919 AWMM
      Citation for M.M.: Sergeant, New Zealand Cyclist Corps London Gazette, 3rd July 1919, p.8358, WA 161/3 Operations east of Cambrai 13 October-11 November 1918. On 10 November took a patrol to Givry, then 5.000 yards in front of front line with a mission to report on roads, railways and crossings over river to Givry, his patrol met with very heavy fire but carved out their job and his extraction of his men in the face of the machine-gun fire was a masterly piece of leadership. His reports were very exact and the G.O.C. Brigade personally complemented him on all occasions during these operations this NCO has proved fearless and resourceful. AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 October 1919 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5 feet 6 inches AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      141 lbs. AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWI AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, WWI AWMM
      Medium AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 28 August 1919 AWMM Sergeant AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Catherine Jane and John Henry Christian (Source: Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online)

    Husband of Janet Matilda Shearer (Source:Military Personnel File) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 March 1929 Central Hawke's Bay District Council Cemetery Records
    Age 39 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • I think of you often and your Life. You will never be forgotten by me. Rest peacefully William George Brown.
    Public - Rachael - Researcher - 25 April 2017
  • This Poppy is laid in memory of a brave soldier who served his country during The Great War - from a grateful nation. You will be honoured and remembered always. Rest In Peace … placed by Medals Reunited New Zealand.
    Public - Ian - Researcher - 22 November 2015
  • For Rachel Rogge - if you have been unable to find a Brown family descendant to pass the medal to, we at Medals Reunited New Zealand would be happy to help. Our FREE service is dedicated to reuniting lost war medals with families. For more details see our website: - Founder
    Public - Ian - Researcher - 9 August 2015



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25 April 2017RachaelNapier. NZResearcher
16 December 2015Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
22 November 2015IanNelsonResearcher

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