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Allan Runcieman BROWN

Regimental number1961
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Address37 Elphin Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinJohn Brown, 37 Elphin Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service40th Battery, A.F.A.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).



'On 22nd August Captain Brown, with Lieutenant Finaly as his observer, attacked an enemy two seater, forcing it to land in our lines. On four other occasions these officers have engaged and destroyed enemy aircraft, displaying marked gallantry and skill. In addition, they have rendered most valuable service in attacking enemy cavalry, anti-aircraft guns, and other ground targets, inflicting heavy loss.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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