GunnerBROWN, WALTER ERNEST

Service Number NX35492

Died 28/02/1942

Aged 55

A.I.F. 2/15 Fd. Regt.
Royal Australian Artillery

V C, D C M

Son of Francis Samuel and Agnes Brown; husband of Maude Brown, of Carlton, New South Wales, Australia.

Citation

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.

Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Location: Singapore
Number of casualties: 24317

Cemetery/memorial reference: Column 115.

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Memorial details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.