William Henry Matthew Brown
Merchant Navy. Australian
|Died||31 Jan 1942||(28)|
Roster information listed for William Henry Matthew Brown
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Spreewald||Motor merchant||Passenger (Prisoner)||31 Jan 1942 (+)||U-333 (1)|
Son of Alfred and Janet Brown; husband of Pearl Brown, of Balmain, New South Wales.
William Henry Matthew Brown was trimmer aboard the Australian steam merchant Mareeba, which had been sunk by the German raider Kormoran in the Bay of Bengal on 26 June 1941. He was taken prisoner, after 103 days transferred to the German supply ship Kulmerland and two weeks later to the Spreewald. He was lost when the blockade runner was sunk in error by U-333 on 31 January 1942.