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Colin Forbes VENN-BROWN

Regimental number18949
Date of birth1890
Place of birthLane Cove, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMercantile agent
Address163 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Venn-Brown, Northwood Road, Longueville, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 3rd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 10 November 1916


Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 14 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Bruce VENN-BROWN, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsServed as alias in 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column. Father: Richard VENN-BROWN, Mother: Esther (nee JACOBSON) VENN-BROWN.

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