Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Hugh Brown

Royal Montreal Regiment (Canadians) Regimental Number ----
Born: ---- Died: ---- Aged: -- Enlisted: ------

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Son of Mrs M. Brown, Lettermuck, Killaloo

In a letter expressing sympathy to Private Brown's mother, regarding the death of her son, Lieutenant Colonel McCombe, commanding the battalion, wrote: 'Although only with us a short time, your son had all the qualities of a splendid soldier, and I can assure you his loss is sadly felt by us all. Canada has lost still another good soldier and all of us a very brave comrade.'

Private Brown was with the Canadian Battalion on their recruiting tour through Ireland some months before his death, and spent a few days with his mother before proceeding to France.