Aitken Brown

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Captain
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 21.04.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXVIII.J.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Brown & Tawse, London
  • Mother:

    Isabella Brown, 34 Thomson St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Brown, 34 Thomson St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Aitken Brown

Aitken Brown  Black Watch

Captain Aitken Brown, Black Watch, is the youngest son of Mrs John Brown, 34 Thomson Street, Dundee.  At the outbreak of war he was in the London office of Messrs Brown & Tawse, iron and steel merchants.  He immediately threw in his lot with the London Scottish, and after six months with the battalion in France he returned to this country for his commission, being posted to the Black Watch.  Except for a short period when he was attached to the divisional headquarters.  Captain Brown saw much heavy fighting, through which he came scathless until 21st March.  He was in the act of rallying his men in a stiff engagement when he was struck by a bullet.  Mrs Thomson has two sons still serving.

Dundee Courier 24th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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