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Alexander Brown

In memory of:

Private Alexander Brown

May 26, 1943


Hong Kong

Military Service


Service Number:

H/6931

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

February 18, 1920
Renwer, Manitoba

Enlistment:

April 24, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Thomas Tarn Brown and Mary Amer Jordan, of Renwer, Manitoba.

Thomas Tarn fought in France during the First World War, service number 874344, with the 78th Battalion, CEF. Brother of Christopher Spurgeon Brown, service number F-87735, killed in action in Italy on 12 December 1943 while serving with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.

Alexander served in Manitoba, in Jamaica with Force Y, in Hong Kong with Force C. He had 763 days of service, including 576 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Government of Manitoba named Brown Hill, located south-east of Lake Sarah, in his honour in 1991. "

Commemorated on Page 140 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY
Victoria, Hong Kong

Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 16.

Location:

SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is in the north-east of the island of Hong Kong, in the Chai Wan area, about 11 kilometres from the centre of Victoria, the capital of Hong Kong. At the entrance to the cemetery on Cape Collinson Road stands the memorial to those who died in Hong Kong and have no known grave. From it, the cemetery slopes down towards the sea and originally, the view towards the main land was magnificent. The easiest way to reach the cemetery is by the mass transit railway (MTR) Hong Kong line to Chai Wan Terminus. From the Terminus one can either walk up to the cemetery following Chai Wan Road to the roundabout, turning west into Wan Tsui Road, then south east up Lin Shing Road which leads to Cape Collinson Road. The CWGC road direction sign is fixed to a wall facing down Lin Shing Road. The Cape Collinson area has many cemeteries. Walking up this narrow one way traffic road, one will pass the Catholic Cemetery situated on the hillside to the left of the road, and the Hong Kong Military Cemetery on the right. SAI WAN WAR CEMETERY is about half way up Cape Collinson Road and faces the Muslim and Buddhist cemeteries. One can also get a taxi from Chai Wan Terminus and follow the same route. Alternatively one can board a public light bus, Route No. 16M, which runs from Chai Wan MTR Terminus to Stanley where the CWGC has another cemetery, the Stanley Military Cemetery. En route to Stanley the minibus will pass Sai Wan War Cemetery, stopping only on request.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alexander Brown– Son of Thomas T. and Mary Brown, of Renwer, Manitoba
Died on May 26, 1943
Age: 24
Hong Kong Casualty - Prisoner of War
  • Photo of Alexander Brown– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Alexander Brown– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Honour Roll

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