9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Brown Vance was the son of Mrs Marshall of Killyfaddy, Magherafelt. He enlisted in Cookstown under an assumed name, Patrick McFalls, and served with the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the Battle of Langemarck (Third Battle of Ypres) on 16th August 1917, age 21. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 140-141 at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.