Horace Brown fonds [graphic material]
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Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:63 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):ca. 1913-1918.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:75 photographs : b&w nitrate cellulose negatives.
39 photographs : b&w prints.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:The fonds consists of photographs taken by Mr. (James) Horace Brown, of Carleton Place, immediately before and during the First World War, in Canada, England and Europe. The photographs include rare amateur images of the trenches in France. They thus give, in a limited way, the view of the soldier to the war. There is one photograph of the regimental mascot, "Winnie the Bear", as well as photographs of the 1st Battalion in training in Canada, possibly en route, and overseas. Also included are photographs of Carleton Place as well as a several photographs of his brother, the flying ace Arthur Roy Brown. There are a few photographs of Horace Brown, by unidentified photographers.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Brown, Horace, 1896-1919 : (James) Horace Brown (1896-1919) was born in Carleton Place, Ontario, son of James Morton Brown and Mary Elizabeth Brown. His father was a local businessman. Horace Brown joined the militia at around the age of 15 (42nd Regiment), and when war was declared a few years later he immediately joined the 2nd Battalion (September 22, 1914). He fought at Neuve Chappelle and Ypres and Ploegsteert in 1915, and at Ypres again in 1916. He was wounded on June 13, 1916 at Observation Ridge on Hill 60. As a result he was invalided out of service, and returned to Canada where he was sent to officer training school and spent several months as an army recruiting officer in Carleton Place. In the autumn of 1917 he enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service and returned to England. In October 1918 he had a cycling accident. As a result of the injury to his chest he developed pneumonia and remained invalided until just before Christmas. By the end of January 1919 he contracted influenza which eventually developed into pneumonia and he died at Eaton Hospital, London on 18 February, 1919. James Horace Brown had two sisters (Margaret and Bessie) as well as two brothers, Howard and Roy. Arthur Roy Brown was a First World War flying ace.Additional information:Source:Private
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