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William Eugene Brown
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1895
West Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1940
Chelsea
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

PFC, 101st Infantry, 26th "Yankee" Division, Co. M
Served in the U.S. Army during World War I with the Yankee Division. 101st Infantry 26th Division Co. M 16th Reg. Machine Gun Co. He was wounded in action on 5-31-1918, 10-28-1918 and the last time one-half hour before the Armistice, November 11, 1918 at Hill 212 in Meuse Argonne, France and subsequently spent a year in the hospital recovering from his wounds. He served in Champagne-Marne, Cantigny, Ainse-Marne, St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector. He served in Columbus, New Mexico with the 17th US Cavalry and Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He was awarded the Purple Heart w/2 OLC (1932), French Croix de Guerre, WWI Victory Medal, Mexican Service Medal. He was recommended for (but did not receive) the Distinguished Service Cross as reported in the Brockton Enterprise newspaper (MA).
He worked as an electrician after the war and my father told me that he had to sleep in a chair quite a bit due to the injuries received from gassing during the war. He died at the Chelsea Naval Hospital a direct result of the wounds he had received during the war. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Scotland Brown (1855 - 1910)
  Honora M. Sullivan Brown (1859 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  James Arthur Brown (1887 - 1937)*
  Margaret Alice Brown Hines (1890 - 1932)*
  Helen Maitland Brown Martin (1892 - 1963)*
  William Eugene Brown (1895 - 1940)
  Thomas Scotland Brown (1897 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WILLIAM E
BROWN
MASSACHUSETTS
PVT 1CL 101 INF
26 DIV
DECEMBER 17 1940
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Brockton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: WWI Veterans section
 
Created by: Rick Martin
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39851114
William Eugene Brown
Added by: Rick Martin
 
William Eugene Brown
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William Eugene Brown
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Remembering you!
- Rick Martin
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
Uncle Bill, Remembering you and your service to our country 70 years later.
- Rick Martin
 Added: Dec. 17, 2010

- Linda Carole Mustion
 Added: Nov. 26, 2009
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