- Robert Brown was a son of Richard and Agnes Nairn Brown. He lived
in Morecambe, Lancashire.
- He served with No 6 Platoon B Company. He was a Light Machine
- Robert N. Sigmond wrote about Brown in his book Off at Last (page
81): 'Private Alfred Phillips went to Company Headquarters for
further instructions and waited there for some time, returning to the
Platoon with the order to withdraw immediately. We got out hurriedly and
were told to rendezvous at the railway. There was some excitement in the
wood caused by an enemy section which had broken through and was
attempting to disorganize the withdrawal. They succeeded to some extent.
Lance-Corporal Leonard Plummer and Private Robert Brown fought a
rearguard action with a Bren gun and were afterwards reported as having
- At that time B Company was protecting the west and south side of
Landing Zone L, near Johannahoeve, where Polish gliders landed. During
and after that landing the 4th Parachute Brigade withdrew to the south
side of the railway at and near Wolfheze. B Company was given the task
to cover the retreat of the rest of the 7th Battalion KOSB.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Brown was given a field
burial beside Amsterdamseweg, west of the La Cabine Pumping Station.