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Brown, Reginald Albert Sidney



Reginald Brown joined the Army - Dorset regiment in the 1920's and was then posted to India. In the late 1930's he was posted to Palestine and in 1940 posted to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force.
Brown later saw service in North West Europe in 1944-1945 and at the end of the war was sent to India to take part in the Burma Campaign.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class
2nd Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1940
Recommendation (drafted by Major T.L. Molloy):
"On 27th May P.S.M. Brown was commanding the right forward platoon of the Battalion. At 5 am that morning the enemy broke through on his right flank and for ten hours P.S.M. Brown by his example, coolness and leadership maintained his original position despite very heavy shell fire and three strong attacks by the enemy during which period his platoon suffered very heavy casualties. On the eventual orders to withdraw, P.S.M. Brown extricated his platoon under heavy fire. His conduct throughout the operations was an inspiration to all ranks."
WO 373/16/199
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Second World War (1939-1945)
With Clasp: Malabar 1921-22
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
With Clasp Palestine
General Service Medal 1918-1962