Geoffrey McPherson BROWN

Regimental number12/43
Date of birth23/08?1894
Place of birthWhangarata
SchoolAuckland Grammar School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressSchoolhouse, Takapuna, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height6' 0"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, T H Brown, Schoolmaster, Takapuna, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets.
Enlistment date10 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTwelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis H. and Emily Brown, School House, Takapuna, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805