Brown, Richard Gavin
Regiment: 14th C.C.S (attached to 11th Division Gallipoli), Royal Army Medical Corps
Biography: Son of Richard Gavin Brown, Deputy Inspector General, R.N. (retd.) ; born Stoke, Devon, 8 April 1882. He entered the University in 1898, graduated M.B., 1903. After holding appointments at Lambeth and Tyne-mouth, he settled in private practice at Portsmouth, where he was appointed an Anaesthetist at the Royal Hospital. On the outbreak of war Brown volunteered and, in August 1914, was appointed a Civil Surgeon at the Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. In March 1915 he obtained a commission in the R.A.M.C., and at the beginning of July was sent to Gallipoli with the 14th C.C.S. attached to the 11th Division. He took part in the landing at Suvla Bay on 6 August and in the engagements which followed he attended the wounded for 44 consecutive hours, under continuous shelling from the Turkish batteries. After three months excellent work at Suvla, Brown was invalided home with dysentery and died in the 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 14 February 1916. Brown freely and ungrudgingly gave up a career which already had been crowned with success, and his many friends will endorse what has been said of him by one who knew him from boyhood's days—"Possessed of attainments of a high order, socially and professionally, it was little wonder that his short career was so eminently successful".
Date of Death: 14 February 1916
Burial Details: Buried at Portsdown (Christ Church) Churchyard, Hampshire.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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