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Brown, Henry

Date of death:
February 26th, 2006
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Warrent Officer 2nd Class
No. 1 Commando, 3rd Commando Brigade, 25th Indian Infantry Division, British Indian Army
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1946
"Q.M.S. Brown took part in the AKYAB, MYEBON and KANGAW landings. Throughout these operations when not engaged in Unit Documentation he played an active part in helping to bring forward supplies often under enemy fire. At KANGAW in particular Q.M.S. Brown did his work at the foot of Hill 170 with a cool and efficient oblivion for the considerable enemy shelling. Throughout these operations his conduct in the field was equalled only by the efficiency and despatch which have been the mark of all his work for nearly five years.

Q.M.S. Brown is a foundaton member of No. 1 Commando, having joined the H.Q. BODO in May 1940 and then transferred to No. 1 Commando when the Independent Companies were re-organised into Commandos. He has now served the Commando for nearly five years in the capacity of Chief Clerk and those five years have been an unbroken record of able and *** service to the unit.

He served throughout the NORWEGIAN Campaign from 13th may to 3rd June 1940 and through the NORTH AFRICAN Campaign from 7th November 1942 to 23rd April 1943."
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Awarded on:
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal