BROWN, EARL JAMES

Birthdate
Birthplace
Springhill, Cumberland Country, Nova Scotia,Canada.
Age
30
Parents
Son of Norman and Harriet Brown of Springhill, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia,Canada.
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Grocery clerk
Service number
F/51133
Engagement
1942-09-22
Disembarked
1994-08-17, France
Date of death
1944-10-16
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row C | Grave 5

"THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD... AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR EVER"

Military grave
Additional info

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders war diary reports on October 16, 1944: Weather - wet and cold. 

(Last few lines from the previous day: The Highland Light Infantry of Canada teed up a fire plan and then pushed in with M-10's (tank destroyer) the same time as "C" Company (NNSH). The position was thus finally taken and consolidated. The Company then pushed further on to farm at 135118 (Schorerweg/Krabbegatweg/Driewegenweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands). Command Post moved up to farm at 133128 (crossing Sint Pietersdijk/Grote Put, IJzendijke, Netherlands). A woman was discovered in farm at 135129 (probably next farm) who had just had a baby two days previously, and arrangements were made to evacuate the family. Patrols were maintained throughout the night.)

The family in the neighboring farm was evacuated and the Command Post moved into 133129 (other side crossing Sint Pietersdijk/Grote Put, IJzendijke, Netherlands). This morning out mortar platoon was strafed by one of our own planes. One carrier was burned and two men wounded. It is a very quiet day, the relief signallers came up and Rear Battalion Headquarters moved into farm at 148136 (Sint Pietersdijk, about 300 meters east of 3e Zachariasweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands). "C" Company teed up an attack on Le Paradis, map reference 129115 (field Zachariasweg/Maurtisweg/Schorerweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands). Artillery brought down on the target and twenty-two prisoners came out of a farm at 126118 (Zachariasweg/Riemens Mechanisatie B.V., IJzendijke, Netherlands). The Company then moved into Le Paradis without any opposition. The position was consolidated and contact patrols carried out.

BROWN, EARL JAMES
Earl James Brown

 

Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands 1944.
Drawing temporary burial. Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands.