This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Charles Fenwick Brown
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: N/A
- Rank: Flight Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
- Unit/Ship: 203rd Squadron
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 27.07.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.G.37.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 212 Blackness Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Maxwells Ltd, Electrical Engineers, Dundee
Jessie Brown, 212 Blackness Rd, Dundee
More about Charles Fenwick Brown
Charles died of wounds received on 25.07.1918. He was the pilot of Sopwith Camel D9585. Previous service 1/2nd Durham Light Infantry.
Charles Fenwick Brown Flight Lieutenant Royal Air Force
DARING DUNDEE AIRMAN
OFFICIALLY REPORTED HAVING DIED OF WOUNDS.
Lieutenant Charles Brown, R.A.F., son of Mrs Brown, 212 Blackness Road, Dundee, reported missing on 25th July 1918, is now officially reported to have died of wounds at Limburg on 27th of the same month.
Lieutenant Brown had been fighting over the enemy lines, and his machine was hit in the petrol tank. He was in his twentieth year, and although he had been only three months in France saw much severe air-fighting.
In a letter to Lieutenant Brown’s mother his Commanding Officer says :― “I miss him very much in my flight. He was one of my best and most stout-hearted pilots. We had been together in quite a number of scraps, in all of which he had shown himself to be a fine fighting pilot.”
Before joining the Air Force Lieutenant Brown was employed with Maxwells (Dundee), Ltd., electrical engineers.
Dundee Courier 7th July 1919
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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