1893-1944Victor 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.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 410033 N 4999117|
|Decimal Degrees||45.13980000, -76.14426667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 8.388', W 76° 8.656'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 8' 23.28" N, 76° 8' 39.36" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 Beckwith St, Carleton Place Ontario K7C 2T3, CA|
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