|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1945, Philippines|
William served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on January 15, 1942 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.
He "Died Of Wounds" received during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Service # 33134373
Below Article found by: Charles Riend
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, page 8 col. 1:
~~Monday, May 21, 1945~~
Staff Sgt. William R. Brown, 29, of Lonaconing, in the Philippines April 20.
Staff Sgt. Brown was the son of Mrs. Sarah Ravenscroft, St. Mary's Terrace, Lonaconing. She learned of her son's death in a letter from another son, Pfc. Allan Junior Ravenscroft, who said that Sgt. Brown had died April 20, the day after he was wounded in action. Pfc. Ravenscroft said that he himself learned of Sgt. Brown's death when he called at the hospital to visit with him after hearing he had been wounded.
A member of the 148th Regiment of the 38th Division, Sgt. Brown had been wounded once before, on January 24 during the fighting on Luzon Island. He was veteran of the Fiji Islands, Bougainville, New Hebrides, Guadalcanal and New Georgia campaigns. He entered the Army in January 1942, and went overseas in May of the same year. His last letter home bore the date of April 15.
Besides his mother and half brother, Pfc. Brown is survived by a sister, Mrs. Irvin Beeman, New Freedom, Pa.; a step-sister, Miss Catherine Ravenscroft, Washington, D.C.; and two brothers, David and John Brown of Lonaconing.
( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )
Sarah Wells Ravenscroft (1886 - 1959)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69899060
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