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BrendaC Report 27 Dec 2012 19:27

I am trying to find Frederick, Henry Brown. Also known as Harry. He served in the army from 1934 to 45. He was a gunner, also served in India 1935-1938. his army number was 835861. I have looked on here but, it says there is no records of him. Anyone who can find any info I would be grateful of your help. :-)


Moira Report 27 Dec 2012 19:59

don't know if this has anything to do with your Fredrick Henry Brown

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Lot 918, 16 Dec 03
Estimate: £600-£700
Hammer Price: £1050
A Second World War Italy operations M.M. group of four awarded to Gunner F. H. Brown, Royal Artillery

Military Medal, G.VI.R. (966116 Gnr. F. H. Brown, R.A.); 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45 good very fine and better (3) £600-700
M.M. London Gazette 21 September 1944. The immediate recommendation states:

‘On 18 May 1944, at about 1230 hours, a signal maintenance post of this Regiment received a direct hit from a 15cm. shell. The shell penetrated the outer wall of the house and the inner walls and ceilings collapsed. One man was killed instantly and two severely wounded. Gunner Brown was in the same room as these men. He himself was badly shocked and wounded in the left arm. Despite other shells falling, he dug out Gunner Bottomely, carried him to his 15cwt. truck, drove him to the Casualty Clearing Station, a journey of some six miles, and returned. When he returned to the maintenance post he collapsed. By his gallant and immediate action Gunner Brown may well have saved the life of Gunner Bottomley. For this very gallant and prompt action in heavy enemy shell fire, Gunner Brown is most strongly recommended for the immediate award of the Military Medal.’

Frederick Henry Brown, a Londoner, was serving in 70th Medium Regiment, R.A., part of 5 Corps, at the time of the above described incident.


BrendaC Report 27 Dec 2012 20:13

Hi Moira, I don`t think this is the Frederick I`m looking for, it says he`s a Londoner. My Fred was from liverpool. He did have medals and cups (he used to do boxing in army) I find it strange having his army no, and nothing appearing on any sites. thanks for looking for me.


George_of_Westbury Report 27 Dec 2012 20:33

You will not find any service records for the timescale you mention, these records are still held by the MOD and are not in the public domain.

These records are only available to the person themselves or NOK which has to be proven, have a look through this link it explains all.



BrendaC Report 27 Dec 2012 20:50

Hi George, thank`s for your reply. that has cleared that up for me. Thanks again :-)