George Brown was born in Magherafelt. Private George Brown was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) when he died on 26th October 1914. Private Brown has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.