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Pvt Raymond Lewellyn Brown

Pvt Raymond Lewellyn Brown

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Jun 1944 (aged 26)
Lazio, Italy
Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 57261710 · View Source
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Son of Malon James Brown and Eva Mercer Brown.

Husband of Carrie Jane Hammond Brown.

He served as a Private with Company D, 15th Infantry during the war.

He was "Killed In Action" in the Battle for Rome, Italy and was awarded a Purple Heart.

At the families request, his state of birth was added to his headstone (Pennsylvania) instead of his state of residence (Delaware).

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )

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( Below articles submitted by: Dan Oh )

Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
July 5, 1944

Private Raymond L. Brown, 27, husband of Mrs. Carrie Hammond Brown, 1210 West Fourth street, Wilmington, Del., and a son of Mrs. Eva Barr of Concordville, has been missing in Italy since June 1st. He was an infantryman in the Fifth Army, and had been overseas four months. Before going into service he had been a painter. His employer had secured a deferment for him, but he waived deferment and went into the army about a year ago.

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Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
July 28, 1948

The body of Pvt. Raymond L. Brown, formerly of Concordville, who was killed in action in Italy on June 1st, 1944, will arrive at the Hicks funeral home in West Chester on Friday, when a military funeral will be held on Saturday with interment at Grove Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Dr. Leon T. Moore.

Private Brown was a member of Company D, 15th infantry. He enlisted in August, 1943, and was sent overseas in March, 1944. The company was defending a small town in Italy, and was occupying a wooded range along the edge of the town. Suddenly the enemy opened fire with heavy artillery shells, and the young man was killed instantly by fragments of a shell which exploded near his position.

The body had been buried in the American Military Cemetery at Nettuno, Italy.

Besides his mother, Mrs. Elwood Barr, of Concordville, and his wife, now Mrs. Clarence Robinson, of Wilmington, Del. he is survived by a sister, Mrs. William Manley, of Concordville and three brothers, Leon Brown, of Kennett Square; Arthur and Audrey (sic) Brown, of Concordville.

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BROWN- In Rome, Italy, in June 1944, Private Raymond L. Brown, of Concordville, Pa., in the 27th year of his age.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral without further notice from the Hicks Funeral Home, 229 S. High St., West Chester, on Saturday, July 31, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Grove Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 18 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57261710
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Raymond Lewellyn Brown (30 Sep 1917–1 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57261710, citing Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .