Robert Donnelly BROWN, DCM

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Robert Donnelly BROWN, DCM

Also Known As: "Bob"
Birthplace: Naseby, Otago, New Zealand
Death: April 12, 1970 (77)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brown and Elizabeth Martha BROWN
Brother of Kate ALLDRED; Bernice HEAZLEWOOD; John Hugh Donnelly BROWN; James William Donnelly BROWN; Cecil Bertram BROWN and 2 others

Managed by: Michael Osborne Broad, B.E.
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About Robert Donnelly BROWN, DCM

Medals and Awards:

  • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
  • Citation For DCM: DCM Robert Donnelly Brown, Sergeant, 2nd Batt., Otago Regiment For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations about Haplincourt on the 2nd September,1918. The battalion on the left failed to reach its objective, with the result that the left flank of the company to which he belonged remained 'in the air'. On reaching the first objective the platoon commander had been wounded, and he was left in command of his platoon, isolated on both flanks. He immediately rushed the cross roads, taking over fifty prisoners and several machine guns. He then discovered that the enemy was strongly entrenched behind him and the flanking battalion. Reorganising his platoon, he maintained his position until reinforcements came up and restored the situation. During the whole operations he displayed coolness and courage which were an inspiration to all ranks under his command. London Gazette 14/01/1919


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Robert Donnelly BROWN, DCM's Timeline

December 27, 1892
Naseby, Otago, New Zealand
April 12, 1970
Age 77