PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Brown, Reginald Albert Sidney (Service number: 5718503)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Reginald Brown joined the Army - Dorset regiment in the 1920's and was then posted to India. In the late 1930's he was posted to Palestine and in 1940 posted to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force.
Brown later saw service in North West Europe in 1944-1945 and at the end of the war was sent to India to take part in the Burma Campaign.
     
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
Rank: Acting Warrant Officer 2nd Class
Unit: 2 Dorsetshire Regiment
Awarded on: October 22nd, 1940
Action: Recommendation (drafted by Major T.L. Molloy):
"On 27th May P.S.M. Brown was commanding the right forward platoon of the Battalion. At 5 am that morning the enemy broke through on his right flank and for ten hours P.S.M. Brown by his example, coolness and leadership maintained his original position despite very heavy shell fire and three strong attacks by the enemy during which period his platoon suffered very heavy casualties. On the eventual orders to withdraw, P.S.M. Brown extricated his platoon under heavy fire. His conduct throughout the operations was an inspiration to all ranks."
Details: WO 373/16/199
 
     
INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL (1909 IGSM)
Details: With Clasp: Malabar 1921-22
 
     
GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1918-1962
Details: With Clasp Palestine
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
MEDAL FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT (ARMY)
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - War Medals for sale, Military Medals, Orders, Decorations & Gallantry awards. - The London Medal Company - Leading British Military War Medal Dealers
- Page 6115 | Supplement 34975, 18 October 1940 | London Gazette | The Gazette
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