Born Northcote, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted at Cottesloe on 30 July 1915 age 24, commercial traveller. Nok father, John Reid Brown, 177 Russell St, Kalgoorlie and later, mother, Olivia Jean Brown, same address. Embarked at Fremantle 17 April 1916 per A60 Aeneas. Served in France and Belgium. Wounded in action on 4 October 1916 at Ypres. Having successfully led his men to safety he was killed by an exploding shell and buried at Polygon Wood, Belgium on 26 September 1917. Personal effects delivered to his mother were; a green valise containing Stars, 1 German buckle, 1 wallet & photos, 1 fountain pen, 1 souvenir spoon, Regimental colours, 1 pr sleeve links, 1 safety razor in a case, 1 knife, 1 box paints, books, 4 handkerchiefs, 2 collars, 1 tie, 3 prs socks, 1 pr underpants, 1 singlet, 2 suits pyjamas, 1 Sam Browne belt, 1 shirt, 1 pr breeches, 1 S.D. tunic, 1 wristlet watch (damaged). Service medals: BWM and VM. Mosman Park War Memorial and Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls.