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Brown, Thomas William

Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Corporal
Citation:
"Landing on D-day, Cpl. Brown established the first press communication with the outside world, clearing the first six press despatches to be received out of the beachhead. Again, on the netry into Paris, while fighting was still in progress in the city, he succeeded in erecting an aerial for his set on the roof of the Hotel Seribe and cleared the first five stories to be received the day of liberation in Paris. In a similar manner, on the day of the liberation in Brussels, he was able to transmit vitally important censorship guidance for the press before proper transmission could be established. Cpl. Brown was taken prisoner."
Awarded with bronze star.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

Sources

  • - Newspaper article Winnipeg Free Press, February 19th, 1947

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