Frederick Gordon "Fred" Brownell

08 March 1940     10 May 2019  

Designing the flags of Namibia and South Africa. Frederick Gordon Brownell OMSS SM and Bar MMM JCD KStJ, D.Phil was a South African herald, vexillologist and genealogist.

Date Of Birth 08 March 1940  

Date Of Death 10 May 2019  

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Frederick Gordon "Fred"
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Herald, Vexillologist and Genealogist.

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Henry Murphy

R.I.P. Fred....

Tim McCartney

R.I.P Fred, Thank you for all the Brownell family history you uncovered.


I did not know Mr. Brownell very well but I met him twice and we also exchanged a few letters and later mails. He was an excellent colleague and I did appreciate his wide knowledge and his friendly attitude in life. R.I.P. dear Mr. Brownell.


We mourn the loss as does the nation His design of our flag is something we can all be proud of and in our collective walk of nation building there is no finer evidence.

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