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Brown, John Samuel

Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, 61st Siege Battery

John Samuel Brown Born November 16, 1890
Died May 18, 1917

Born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; son of William Holmes and Fannie Louisa Banks Brown, of St. Foy, Quebec.

Received his B.A. in 1910.

Acted as Athletic Editor for The Mitre from 1909-1910 (The Mitre, October 1909, p.5).

Played right half wing for the Football team, and was also a member of the Football Club committee (The Mitre, October 1909, p.53, 25).

President of the Hockey Club, committee and team member for the Cricket Club, and Director of the Golf Club. John also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Basketball Club and Captain of the Tennis Club. (The Mitre, October 1909, p.25).

John taught at Rothesay College (now Rothesay Netherwood School) in Rothesay, New Brunswick (The Mitre, June 1911, p.15), and graduated from McGill with a degree in medicine in 1914.

Enlisted on September 24, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec.

Burial Information:

Tilloy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Grave reference I. C. 2.


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