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Ralph Russell James Brown

In memory of:

Major Ralph Russell James Brown

October 31, 1917

Military Service


Age:

41

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

44th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 21, 1875
Barrie, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 26, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Charles Thomas and Lavinia Harriet Brown of Ontario. Husband of Harriet Belle Brown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 208 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. A. 2.

Location:

NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY is located 11.5 Km west of Ieper town centre on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 2.5 Km around the R33 lies the left hand turning onto Helleketelweg. The cemetery itself is located 700 metres along the Helleketelweg on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Ralph Brown– University of Manitoba Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  Winnipeg, 1923. Roll of the Fallen (pg. 18) - BROWN, Ralph Russell James:  B.A. 1896; Enlisted 26-3-15; 44th Battn.; Major Att. 4th Can. Div. Salvage Company; Service in France; Died of wounds 31-10-17.
  • Photo of RALPH RUSSELL JAMES BROWN– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of RALPH RUSSELL JAMES BROWN– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of RALPH RUSSELL JAMES BROWN– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Broad to Broyak. Mircoform Sequence 14; Volume Number 31829_B016723; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 158 Page 839 of 1128

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