Brown, Jacob Lavern: Service no. 124733

Digitized Service Records

Canadian Great War Project


Jacob Lavern Brown Reg 124733

Find-A-Grave: note this soldier is listed here as Jacob LEVERN Brown.

Brother of John Sidney Brown, 124740. Lavern Jacob Brown served with his brother in the 18th Battalion and fought at the Battle of Fler-Courcelette. After the battle Jacob Lavern Brown had the sad duty of searching the battlefield and aid stations for his brother John. His brother was never found and is memorialized at Vimy.

Vern, his brother searched for him at aid stations and around the battlefield hoping to find him alive but nothing was ever found of him after the morning of the 15 Sept, 1916. He was first listed as missing, then listed as killed in action a short time later. Official records list him KIA.  “

Possible Roots Web Entry pertaining to Jacob Lavern Brown:

007663/15 (Lambton Co) Harry Young WILLIAMS, 29, farmer, Warwick, Warwick, s/o John Young WILLIAMS & Martha PHILLIPS, married Rosa Melinda BROWN, 24, Watford, Watford, d/o Jacob BROWN & Christina SMITH, witn: William A. WILLIAMS of Arkona Ont. & Sadie M. LOGAN of Watford Ont., 3 November 1915, Watford

Jacob Lavern Brown survived the war.


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