Gunner Walter Ernest Brown
Royal Australian Artillery
A.I.F. 2/15 Fd. Regt.
Died 28 February 1942
Age 55 years old
- Country of Service Australian
- Awards Victoria Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal
- Additional Info Son of Francis Samuel and Agnes Brown; husband of Maude Brown, of Carlton, New South Wales, Australia.
- Additional Citation note
The citation in the London Gazette for 16th August, 1918, gives the following details:- The company to which Corporal Brown was attached carried out during the night a minor operation, capturing a small system of enemy trenches. Early the next morning the occupants of the newly captured trench were persistently sniped at from an enemy strong-point about 70 yards away. Corporal Brown, on his own initiative made a dash towards that post, which he reached in spite of machine-gun fire. Threatening the occupants with a Mills grenade, he induced them all to come out, and, through further machine-gun fire, brought back prisoner one officer and eleven other ranks.