172247 Corporal (Acting
Sergeant) FRANK E.L. BROWN
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis ©2008
Enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers for service in the Great War of 1914-1918.
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT(1)
Brown probably was assigned to serve in a unit of the Royal Engineers Signal Service, although the specific unit is not known.
ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR
Browns Medal Index Card does not indicate to which theater of war he was assigned or when he went abroad. It is most likely that he served in France and Flanders during the war.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS & UNIT LOCATIONS
Specific information regarding the locations of his unit(s) and the battles or campaigns that he may have engaged in is not available. Browns Medal Index Card indicates that during the war he rose to the rank of Corporal and was appointed an Acting Sergeant. He was not demobilized following the end of the Great War and served in India from 1919 to 1924. He was issued the India General Service Medal while in India on 6 July 1922. This medal is named to him as a Sergeant.(3)
British War Medal
India General Service Medal 1908-1935 with clasps [AFGHANISTAN NWF 1919][WAZIRISTAN 1919-1921] and [WAZIRISTAN 1921-1924].