Herbert Brinn Brown


1/9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, St Columba’s Roll of Honour, Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 1 Line 11.

His family home was at East Thorn, 14 Adelaide Street, Helensburgh.
The son of James and Charlotte (nee Brinn) Brown.
Siblings:  His brothers Stanley and David both served during the war. Pictured here, Herbert is seated.

Herbert Brown was born at 72, East Princes Street in Helensburgh and was educated at Hermitage Higher Grade School. His father, James, was a local fishmonger.

He trained as a banker with the local branch of the Bank of Scotland, later transferring to Perth and then to Glasgow head office.

Herbert was a keen athlete and served as secretary of both the local amateur rowing club and the swimming club.

Herbert was badly wounded at the Battle of Ypres and died of his wounds in hospital in Boulogne. He was 29 years of age.