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Alfred George BROWN

Place of birthAbbotsford, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address18 Horne Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Thomas Brown, 18 Horne Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in temporary command of his battalion, he organized and carried out the construction of strong posts in advance of the line under enemy fire. His personal example and energy enabled the work to be carried out successfully.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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