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The Children of Colonel F D M Brown VC


There were two children from Colonel Brown’s first marriage, Frank and Claude.  The children from his second marriage were Eric, Wyn, Jessie, Kit and Llewyn.


Frank, Lieutenant F Russell Brown was born in 1872. He joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers and played rugby football for Ireland. He died of wounds received at Sanna’s Post in 1900 in the Boer War.


Claude, Colonel C Russell Brown DSO CB was born in 1873. He joined the Royal Engineers and fought in the Boer War and the 1st World War. He was gazetted a Colonel in 1919, and was Chief Engineer, Forces in China, in 1924, retiring in 1930. He died in the 1930s.


Eric, Lieutenant Colonel E C Brown. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery and transferred to the 6th Gurkha Rifles. He served inMesopotamia in the 1st World War and was invalided out of the Army in the 1930s. He died in 1983 aged 99.


Wyn, Lieutenant W K Brown was born in 1887.  He served in the 5th Gurkha Rifles, and was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. He is listed in the 1st World War memorial in Yateley church.


Jessie, Miss J V L Brown MBE. She was a skilled artist in watercolours. She trained as a nurse and in the 1st World War and subsequently worked as a physiotherapist.  She founded and developed what is now Yateley Industries for the Disabled Ltd.  She died in 1983.


Kit, Colonel V C Brown OBE DSC (won at Murmansk in 1919), was born in 1893 and was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1912.  He was killed during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940. His name is listed in the 2nd World War memorial in the church. At the time of his death, he was serving as GSO1 to Major General, subsequently Field Marshal, Montgomery.


Llewyn, Major General R Llewellyn Brown CB CBE was born in 1895. He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1914. He was Director General of Ordnance Survey, Senior Lecturer in Surveying at Oxford University, President of the Photogrammetric Society of London and of the International Society for Photogrammetry and an Hon. Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society. He died in 1983.



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