Frederick Elliott Brown was a medical student at Laval University in Quebec. He was a Lieutenant in the 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on the Western Front from March to July 1916. After his transfer to the Royal Flying Corps on 4 January 1917, he scored 10 victories flying the S.E.5a with 84 Squadron. Brown was an instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Listed as Frederic Elliott Brown in the London Gazette.
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Frederic Elliott Brown, R. Dub. Fus.,
Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst leading a patrol of five machines, on observing four hostile scouts -diving on one of our formations, he at once engaged them, driving one of them down completely out of control, while his formation dispersed the others. Later, on sighting another hostile scout, he engaged it and forced it down spinning and out of control. While returning to his aerodrome, he observed an enemy two-seater, and, though his engine was running badly and might have failed him any moment, he attacked it and drove it down in a vertical nose dive. Previously to this he had driven down one other machine, which was seen to crash, and a third completely out of control. He is a most daring and skilful pilot.
Lt. (T./Capt.) Frederic Elliott Brown,
M.C., R. Dub. Fus., Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attacking enemy aircraft. During an engagement between fourteen of our scouts and about forty enemy scouts, he shot down two enemy machines completely out of control. On another occasion, he attacked a formation of seven enemy scouts and destroyed one of them. He has destroyed two other enemy machines and driven down one other out of control. His courage and initiative have been a source of inspiration to all.