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Harold Wilson BROWN [1913-1941]

Harold Wilson
Birthplace (town, state): 
Upminster, Essex
Birthplace (country): 

Notes from annpake:

Harold Wilson Brown 15 June 1913 - 17 December 1941

Far East: Argyle Street Prisoner of War Camp 'N', Hong Kong; Lists of Dead

Sergeant H W Brown died of wounds 17 December 1941

Could he have been the recipient of a card from John Charter in 1943? Would John Charter have known the names of those who died in Argyle Street? (see What Links Here)

Brown, H.W. Mrs. Room 404 NPH

Or was there another H W Browne with a different surname spelling?

From Tony Banham's Lists

Brown, Harold Wilson Sergeant (110)[177] K Dec 17

Harold Wilson Brown born 15 June 1913.Upsminster Essex

Married in Hong Kong 12 June 1939 to Constance Una Mitchell born 14 June 1914 Williamstown Victoria Australia and died 2009 Australia


Notes from eurasian_david:

First Name: Harold Wilson

Permalink Submitted by eurasian_david on Fri, 2022-01-21 23:30.

Birth: 15th June 1913

Baptised: 28th June 1914, St Lawence, Upminster, Essex, England, UK

Father: William Joseph Brown

Mother: Gertrude Mee Brown



Canada Incoming Passenger List arriving at Vancouver B.C. 23rd May 1934 "S.S. Empress of Canada" sailing from Manila, Philippines 1st May 1934

Haorld Wilson Brown; age 20; born Romford, London, England; Nationality British; Race English; If in Canada Before No; At what address Nil; If you refused entury or intend to reside in Canada permanently No; Can You Read Yes; What langauge English; By whom was passage paid Father; Occupation Electrical Engineer; Occupation to follow in Canada Tourist; Address in Canada Mrs White (Friend), 92 Manor Road, Brockley, London, S.E.4 Eng; Name, address, relation of nearest relative from country came Walter J. Brown c/o China Light & Power co. Hongkong, China Have you or your family ever been mentally or physically defective, tuberculous No; Passport number, palce and issue: 9231, Hongkong Apl.11/34; Money in possession $50; Travelling Inland On: C.P.R. ; Action taken and civil examiner: ADMITTED, non-immigrant


First Name: Harold Wilson

Initials: H W

Surname: Brown

DOB: Circa 1913

Age: 28

Nationality: British

Date of Death: 17/12/1941

Information: Parents: William Joseph and Gertrude Mee Brown; husband of Constance Una Brown.

Rank: Serjeant

Service Number: 1708

Service: British Army

Regiment: Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps

Battalion: 4 Battery 


Grave at Sai Wan War Cemetery with a photo


Sergeant Harold Wilson Brown in UK Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects under RG33: Foreign Registers and Returns 

Serial Number: 512

Rank: Sergeant

Christian Names: Harold Wilson

Surname: BROWN

Regiment or Firm etc: H.K.V.D.C. Otis Elevator Co.

Date of Death: 17.12.41

Locality: Hong Kong

Cause of Death: Killed in Action 

Date of Certificate: 2.2..46

Signed by: M.A. WILLIS

Source of Information: Allied Military Authorities 

Reference No.: 235/10256/C/45

Verified by: J.J.T.





Mr. H.W. Brown And Miss C.U. Mitchell

Yesterday morning, at eight o’clock, Miss Constance Una Mitchell was married to Mr. Harold Wilson Brown by the Rev. J.R. Higgs, in St. Andrew’s Church.

The bride, only daughter of the late Capt. R.F. Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell, was escorted to the altar by Capt. William C. Bird. Her informal wedding gown was fashioned of old rose crepe, having white accessories.

Mr. Walter J. Brown attended the bridegroom.

The early morning church service was attended by a few intimate friends of the bridal couple.

Practically immediately after the ceremony, the bride and groom departed on the s.s. Changte for a three months’ honeymoon in Australia.”

Source: Hong Kong Daily Press, page 6, 13th June 1939

Brown Mitchell Wedding Photo, Hong Kong Daily Press, page 8, 13th June 1939.png
Brown Mitchell Wedding Photo, Hong Kong Daily Press, page 8, 13th June 1939.png, by Hong Kong Daily Press