636176 Pte. Edward Brown

Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery


Pas de Calais


Born in Bristol, England, in May 1891, Edward was a resident of St. Catherines, Ontario, and labourer at the time time of his attestation on January 3rd, 1916.

Originally signing on with the 155th (Quinte) Battalion, Edward was one of 95 men subsequently transferred to the 4th CMR in late November 1916.

At the time of Edward's loss the 4th CMR had, on August 24th, 1918, just returned to the front line, at Feuchy, 5km to the west of Arras, when in the early morning 'D' company was subject to gas and shrapnel rounds that were to cause 116 casualties. Edward was injured by gas and evacuated to No.7 Casualty Clearing Station, where he subsequently died on the 30th.

Pte. Edward Brown is one of 20 men of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles who are known to lie at rest in Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Thanks go to Yvo Henniker-Heaton for the headstone image. The biography excerpt is courtesy of 4cmr.com