CEF Soldier Detail

Private John Sidney Brown
Died: September 15, 1916

Regimental Number:
124740
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
B (?)
Place of Birth:
Watford, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Henrietta Brown, Watford, Ontario ( Wife)
Address at Enlistment:
Watford, Ontario
Date of Birth:
December 6, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Barber
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
April 9, 1916
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
"Killed in Action" This soldier was killed by an enemy shell during the advance and capture of COURCELETTE. Battle of Courcelette
Date of Death:
September 15, 1916
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
No known grave
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
not POW
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1164 - 16
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes


Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion B (?)

Son of Jacob D. and Christina Brown; husband of Henrietta M. Brown, of Watford, Ontario.

John Sidney Brown ( Sid) was killed at the Battle of Courcelette when the 18 Bn attacked Sugar trench just out side the ruined town. Vern, Sids brother was in the same attack and they went over at the same time, Vern survived the war. There is a short letter to their mother published in the Watford Guide- Advocate of October 13, 1916. Sid was survived by his wife and two small daughters.

Sids medals were lost since they were signed for by his wife in 1921. Sids name is seen on the Vimy Memoral since no trace of him was ever found. Vern, his brother searched for him at aid stations and around the battlefield hoping to find him alive but nothing was ever found of him after the morning of the 15 Sept, 1916. He was first listed as missing, then listed as killed in action a short time later. Official records list him KIA.