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Harry W. Brown
Birth: May 10, 1898
Gananoque
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Death: Aug. 17, 1917, France

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ontario, Canada, he served as a Private in the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. On August 16, 1917, at Hill 70, near Loos, France, the 10th Battalion had just captured an enemy position when the enemy massed and counter-attacked in force. As all signal wires were cut, Private Brown and another soldier were ordered to carry messages back, at all costs. The other messenger was killed and Private Brown was seriously injured by enemy fire. He reached his friendly headquarters with a shattered arm and gasped out before giving his message about enemy movements. He died of his wounds and his actions were credited for saving many Allied lives. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on October 16, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery
Noeux-les-Mines
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: II.J.29.
 
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Record added: Nov 18, 2004
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Harry W. Brown
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Harry W. Brown
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- Kat
 Added: May. 10, 2015
Rest in peace ... remembered with honour and gratitude.
- Margaret Rose
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
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