Carleton Place in Lanark County, Ontario — Central Canada
Captain A. Roy Brown, D.S.C.
Victor in aerial combat over Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the First World War's leading fighter pilot and German national hero, Arthur Roy Brown was born at Carleton Place. In 1915 he qualified as a civilian pilot and was commissioned in the Royal Naval Air Service. In the thick of vicious air fighting in 1917–18, Brown is credited with at least 12 enemy planes, earning the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar. Though the Canadian's downing of Richthofen was contested by Australian ground gunners, the official award was given to Captain Brown. Overcoming severe war injuries, he returned to civilian life and later organized an air transport company which served Northern Ontario and Québec.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 45° 8.388′ N, 76° 8.656′ W. Marker is in Carleton Place, Ontario, in Lanark County. Marker is at the intersection of Beckwith Street and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Beckwith Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in park adjacent the Carleton Place Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Beckwith Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2T3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founding of Carleton Place (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); "Auld Kirk" 1836 (approx. 9.9 kilometers away); Former Almonte Post Office (approx. 10.3 kilometers away); The Founding of Almonte (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); The Rosamonds in Almonte (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Mississippi River Improvement Company (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Dr. James Naismith (approx. 13.3 kilometers away); Robert Tait McKenzie (approx. 14.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Captain A. R. Brown. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Additional keywords. Red Baron
Categories. • Air & Space • Heroes • Notable Persons • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.