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Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C. 1893-1944

Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C. 1893-1944

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C. 1893-1944

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C. 1893-1944

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Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Carleton Place
In a park on the southeast corner of
Franklin and Beckwith streets
1 block east of Bridge Street

Coordinates: N 45 08.394 W 76 08.653


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Plaque Text

Victor in aerial combat over Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the First World War's leading fighter pilot and German national hero, Arthur Roy Brown was born at Carleton Place. In 1915 he qualified as a civilian pilot and was commissioned in the Royal Naval Air Service. In the thick of vicious air fighting in 1917-18, Brown is credited with at least 12 enemy planes, earning the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar. Though the Canadian's downing of Richthofen was contested by Australian ground gunners, the official award was given to Captain Brown. Overcoming severe war injuries, he returned to civilian life and later organized an air transport company which served Northern Ontario and Quebec.



Carleton Place Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted November 19, 2012
Where is Roy Brown buried?

> Posted March 11, 2011
Reading all of this is truly interesting. Captain Roy Brown is my great great uncle. I can never get enough information about him! thanks, this helped a lot.

> Posted February 23, 2011
I too am interested to know his wife's name and his children's names...

> Posted May 18, 2010
I wrote a piece for the Carleton Place Canadian in '94 about April 21, 1918, describing Brown's battle in which he saved his pal's life (Wilfred May) and simultaneously despatched Baron M. V. Richthofen. With the historical (archival) info I had at that time I concluded Brown had fired the fatal bullet. It and other WW1 flying stories (Barker, Collishaw etc.) were etched in my childhood adventure readings. Brown was from Carleton Place, and recognition for his deed(s) was the plaque in town. But now a group of local history enthusiasts have brought more of his life to light in a museum under his name. Nice! Yes, Brown was normally quiet about the incident of April 21st, no doubt from the hysteria already brought about by the media. It reached a frenzy to really find out "who potted the Baron" much like who actually shot JFK...

> Posted September 3, 2009
If the writer of the June 2, 2008 comment did not get an answer, Roy Brown's wife was Edie Peverett from England. They had a daughter named Nola Peverett Brown, who married Aubrey Halter and was named Nola Peverett Halter. I believe Peverett was used as a middle name. Edie was my great aunt. Edie and Nola lived in Winnipeg in 1960s and 1970s and I spoke to Nola in 1971.

> Posted November 11, 2008
What did Roy Brown think about being the one who killed the Baron?? I've heard that he never spoke about it and whenever asked by either the media or anyone, he would say as little as possible on the subject. Anyone know the answer to this? Thanks!

> Posted June 2, 2008
what is Brown's wife and children's name.

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