Brown, John Michael

Date of birth:
1917
Date of death:
1992
Service number:
68888
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

John Brown was educated at Rugby School. He studied natural sciences at Caius College, Cambridg and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery in the Territorial Army on September 26th, 1936 and served with the 146th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Second World War.
He then studied medicine at the London Hospital, graduating in 1950 and had a career as a general practicioner in Gerrards Cross 1952-81. In Februart 1992 he became Officer in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Other awards:
Efficiency Decoration:30.12.1949

Promotions:
Second Lieutenant: 26.9.1936;
Lieutenant: 2.3.1941;
Captain, 11.4.1945;
Acting Major. 1.5.1947;
Major, 16.5.1951.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
Royal Regiment of Artillery (Rugby)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1944
Action:
Recommendation:
"During the period 26th September 1943 to 31st December 1943, Major Brown's work as a Battery Commander in operations in Italy has been characterised by a complete disregard for danger, and by his forethought and readiness to assume responsibility he has achieved outstanding results. In particular, in the operations about Teano and, again, before Monte Camino, his conduct was an example to all who worked with him. By his resourcefulness and indifference to his personal safety, Major Brown has set a standard which is outstanding and has been an inspiration in times of difficulty and danger to all who know him."
Details:
Originally recommended for a DSO.
LG 36668/3925
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major
Unit:
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1946
Mentioned in Despatches
Action:
Citation:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North-West Europe."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "8th ARMY" clasp.
Africa Star

Sources

  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36668 published on the 22 August 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37225 published on the 14 August 1945
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37430 published on the 11 January 1946
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 38114 published on the 31 October 1947
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 38794 published on the 30 December 1949
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 39229 published on the 15 May 1951
    - The London Gazette Issue 48886 published on the 9 February 1982
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    - Europe PubMed Central