Private Bernal B. Brown
SAC 1908-1914

#475487 Private Bernal Benjamin Brown was born in Alliston, Ontario on July 1, 1894, the son of Thomas M. & Dorothy Brown, later of Toronto, Ontario. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1908 to 1914.

On September 24, 1915, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the 4th Overseas University Company, after some years of former service in the Canadian Army Service Corps and the 48th Highlanders of Canada. He later served in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).

Bernal was killed in action about September 15th, 1916 at the age of 20 and while his grave is unknown, his name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial, France. Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as "missing, presumed dead" in France.

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Bernal Brown. This page includes a link to his commemoration on Page 59 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
  • Scanned copy of Attestation Papers - Front - Back

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