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Albert Horace BROWN

Regimental number2719
Place of birthMt Gambier, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHouse decorator
AddressWhal Street, Mt Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary E Brown, Wehl Street, Clarville, Mt Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At BROODSEINDE RIDGE East of YPRES this stretcher Bearer was assisting in clearing wounded under the most difficult and trying conditions from 4th to 9th October, 1917. Owing to the severe weather the mud was in places over the knees of the bearers and the route was shelled severely during the greater part of the time. On 9th October he took a squad from the R.A.P. under heavy shell, rifle and machine gun fire for 600 yards to find a Regtl. Stretcher Bearer who had been previously sniped, and dressed and brought him safely to cover. He set a most inspiring example of cheerfulness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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