Brown, Donald A: The Woolwich Hero

Donald A. Brown

Brown

Donald A. Brown and his wife Eliza Adelaide Knight (c.1899)

Courtesy of Greenwich Local History Library

 

Brown was awarded both the Edward Medal and the Carnegie Fund Medal by George V in 1921 for preventing a huge explosion. He was working as a foreman at Woolwich in 1919, when he single-handedly dragged a case of exploding rockets, preventing a potential catastrophe.

Above, he is pictured with his life Mrs Eliza Adelaide Knight who was an active member in the suffragette movement.

More Information on Donald A. Brown:

http://www.dmm.org.uk/galantry/z237.htm

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/census/pandp/people/dock.htm

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