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George Alexander Brown

In memory of:

Private George Alexander Brown

July 27, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


27th Bn.

Additional Information


April 25, 1887

Son of John and Madeline Le Brun, of St. Alexes, Matapedie, Quebec. Husband of Marie A. H. Brown, of Transcona, Manitoba.

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

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

H. 16.


Bruay is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 26 kilometres north-west of Arras. Leave Bruay on the N.41 heading north towards Berck. Turn right where signposts indicate Lews/Calonne Riquart. After 400 metres turn right again, sign Cimetiere Ouest. Continue up the hill past the miner memorial. The cemetery is found after one kilometre on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is in the far right hand corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– 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 587 of 1128
  • Photo of George Alexander Brown– Private George Alexander Brown (left front), his father-in-law Octave Poirier (right front), his brother-in-law Private J. Emile Poirier (left rear), and his brother Private Frank Sirril Brown (right rear).  Photo taken in 1916 when all three Privates were in the 203rd Battalion, prior to being shipped overseas to fight with the 27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg).
  • Family Photo– Private George Alexander Brown with his wife Hedwidge and their children (from left to right) George, John, Irene and Mary.  Photo taken in Transcona, Manitoba in 1916.
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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