BROWN William Symington
8/1943, 2nd Lieutenant, Wellington Regiment
Gazetted 4 Oct 1918, p12378
For most conspicuous gallantry and skill. On 4th October, 1918, near Le Quesnoy, when an enemy machine gun threatened to check the platoon he attacked the gun, capturing it and killing the crew. Again, near Villereau, he similarly overcame machine-gun resistance. His work during the operations was most brilliant, and led in a great measure to the capture of several machine guns.
Gazetted 26 April 1917, p3939
At FLERS on the 16th September, when the Germans had been driven along the trench captured by us and a block was being constructed. This man organised and led a small clearing party further along the Trench to protect those working on the block. He displayed great resourcefulness and courage in leading this party, and afterwards resisting bombing attacks by the enemy.
British War Medal
Born 9 September 1894 Darjeeling, India