BROWN Donald Forrester
8/3504, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, WW1

Victoria Cross
Gazetted 14 June 1917, p5866
South-East of High Wood, France - 15 September 1916
At great personal risk, Sergeant Brown advanced with a comrade and succeeded in reaching a point within 30 yards of the enemy guns. Four of the
crew were killed and others captured.
The advance of the company continued until it was again held up by machine-gun fire.
Again Sergeant Brown and his comrade, with great gallantry, rushed the gun and killed the crew. After his second position had been won the company
came under very heavy shell-fire, and the utter contempt for danger and coolness of this non-commissioned officer did much to keep up the spirits of
his men.
On a subsequent occasion in the attack, Sergeant Brown showed most conspicuous gallantry. He attacked, single-handed, a machine-gun which was
holding up the attack, killed the gun crew and captured the gun. Later, while sniping the retreating enemy, this very gallant soldier was killed
Victoria Cross
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Born 23 February 1890, Dunedin, New Zealand
Killed in action 1 October 1916, near Eaucourt L'Abbaye, France
Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France