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William Elmer Brown

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Elmer Brown

May 18, 1918

Military Service






Royal Army Medical Corps

Additional Information

Son of William Alfred and Anna Brown of Leeds, Gananoque, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 584 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 35.


Pernes-en-Artois is a small town in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais on the main road from Lillers to St Pol. The PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY is nearly one kilometre west of the town on the road to Sains-les-Pernes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Gananoque Remembers– Gananoque, Ontario is a small town situated on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of 1,000 Islands.  It is one of hundreds of communities throughout Canada with war memorials which commemorate more than 110,000 men and women who lost their lives during both world wars. Over a  thousand citizens from Gananoque and surounding areas served in the navy, army, or air force: 83 lost their lives in parts of Canada, and in the battlefields of Europe.  Among the dead of Gananoque include a 15 year old solider, a father of ten, four sets of brothers and a Victoria Cross winner. 

Today the town cenotaph lists the names of those who died and  few citizens are aware of their family backgrounds or their circumstances of their deaths. Geraldine Chase of Gannaoque and Bill Beswetherick of Kingston believed it was necessary to collect this information and perpetuate their sacrifices. 					

Gananoque Remembers book is a tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.
  • Memorial Page– William E. Brown is honoured on page 90 and 91 of the Gananoque Remembers booklet, published on January 31, 2005.
  • Memorial Page 2
  • Gananoque War Memorial - Gananoque, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of William Brown
  • Obituary– Obituary courtesy of Queen's University Archives.
  • Memorial– Brown family grave marker at Gananoque Cemetery.
Photo courtesy Chris Andrew.

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