Private Herbert Percy Brown (256076) was born at Springfield, Missouri, on March 11, 1895 and homesteaded at Readlyn, Saskatchewan. He was the son of Marion and Lillie Brown of Wood Mountain. At the time of his enlistment in Moose Jaw on November 16, 1916, he was 21 years old, single and indicated that he was an engineer by trade. He was assigned to the 210th Overseas Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Herbert arrived in England at Liverpool on April 22, 1917 on the S.S. Carpathia. He was transferred to the 19th Reserves Battalion stationed at Bramshott, England, on May 5, 1917. On June 21, 1917, he landed in France with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. He was killed in action by a sniper on August 11, 1918, and as buried in the Bouchoir New British Cemetery, five miles northwest of Roye, France.
We are grateful to some kind relatives in Idaho who provided us with the 81 images below that represent Herbert Brown’s life during his service to king and country.
Because his military file is a rather large PDF document, it is presented here as a link: Herbert Brown Military File 1151-07.
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