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Brown, Harold Masters

Second Lieutenant Harold Masters Brown, M.C. Royal Berkshire Regiment, who died of wounds on July 9, aged 28, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brown of Slimfold, Sussex. He was educated at Horsham Grammar School and King's College, London, where he took his B.Sc. degree with honours. His commanding officer speaks of him as "a most popular and gallant officer, who led his company, of which he had just taken command, across to the enemy's lines splendidly." He was wounded in five places, and had been awarded the M.C. after his death. The Times 7 September 1916.


First name(s)Harold Masters
Family detailsSon of William and Keziah Harriett Brown, of Slinfold, Sussex.
Previous educationHorsham Grammar School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseScience
QualificationsB.Sc. (Hons).
Military unitRoyal Berkshire Regiment, 5th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsM.C. conferred after his death.
Citation(s)For conspicuous gallantry in action on several occasions notably where he carried out a dangerous reconnaissance of the enemy's trenches, and afterwards led his Company to the attack with great dash. He was wounded in five places. The Times 26 August 1916
Date of death9 July 1916
Age at death27
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Burial placeEtaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesHis brother Dr. William Brown was Head of the Psychology Dept.
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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