Sgt. Air Gunner George BROWN

Sgt. Air Gunner George BROWN

Male 1921 - 1944  (22 years)

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  • Name George BROWN 
    Prefix Sgt. Air Gunner 
    Born 18 Nov 1921  Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Aug 1944  near Croft Spa Railway Station, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Harrowgate, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harrowgate Cemetery 
    Person ID I2419  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 

    Father Fred BROWN,   b. Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1944 
    Mother Mary HOYE,   b. 11 Dec 1894, Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1967, Taber, , Albert, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F1414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Gravestone-Brown, Sgt George (Military)
    Gravestone-Brown, Sgt George (Military)
    Block 3 - Methodist
    Cobden Union Cemetery
    photographed by Fay Bennett, Sept 2016

    Histories
    Brown, Sgt. Air Gunner George
    Brown, Sgt. Air Gunner George

  • Notes 
    • Cobden of the Past by Faysgenealogy
      November 11, 2019
      ...Cobden of the Past WWII casualties
      Sgt. Air Gunner George Brown, son of Fred Brown and Mary Hoye, was born on 18 Nov 1921 in Toronto, died on 30 Aug 1944 near Croft Spa Railway Station, Co. Durham, England aged 22, and was buried in Harrowgate Cemetery, Harrowgate, Yorkshire, England.
      Sgt. Brown was serving with the 434 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, service number R143614. The aircraft, a Halifax III MZ.626 crashed at Croft field near Croft Spa Railway Station, Co. Durham, England in a non-operations night flight. Seven crew on board were killed. The cause of the crash was undetermined. He was the grandson of Thomas Hoye and Annie Laforce of Cobden and attended public and high school in Cobden. A memorial gravestone is in Cobden Union Cemetery.

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