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Alexander McLaren BROWN

Regimental number3255
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
Address88 Best Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Ann Brown, 88 Best Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 June 1917
Place of enlistmentFitzroy, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Discharge date14 January 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 4 August 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 2 October 1917.

Marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, 3 October 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 December 1918; discharged Melbourne, 14 January 1919 (medically unfit: flat foot).

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Alexander McLaren

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