Douglas Vivien Brown was born to Lindsay George and Margaret Ellen Brown (nee McGlenchy) at Yalgoo WA, on 31 May 1923. He had two older brothers, George and John Brown. In later years he was to have three younger sisters, Dorothy (Topsy), Margaret (Peggy) and Noreen (Billie), and a younger brother, Harold. Douglas was always known as Tom, or Tommy.
During WWII, Tom enlisted in the Australian Army whilst he was living at Cranbrook on 15 August 1942. He served with distinction in 6 Battalion until his discharge on 18 November 1943.
Tom married Daphne Brenda SEWELL on the 2 February 1947 at St Luke's Church Madding ton Western Australia and they had four children. Daphne was born 7 August 1929 at Victoria Park Western Australia to parents, Iris and Hubert Sewell.
Tom and Daphne worked on farming properties throughout Western Australia and even went east as a young couple. They returned to WA and settled on a farming property between Williams and Narrogin. Although untrained, Tom was a talented tradesperson who could turn his hand to most things. Tom's skills were highly sort after. They settled in Williams where they brought an old house that they renovated together.
Daphne worked at the Williams hospital before her unfortunate death to bowel cancer on the 11 July 1970. Tom died 4 March 1991 and is buried at Karrakatta Cemetery, WA.
Children of Tom & Daphne:
Sheryl Anne (1949-)
John Douglas (1951-)
Peter (Twin) (1953-)
Paul (Twin) (1953-1955)
Christine Margaret (1955-)