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Colin Greig BROWN

Regimental number28098
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCollege Street, Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Brown, College Street, Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service7th ALH
Enlistment date18 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 5, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'Near JEANCOURT on 18th September, 1918, Bombardier BROWN did excellent and gallant work in running a line to the front posts regardless of hostile machine gun and constant shell fire. By his fearlessness and gallantry in patrolling and mending a line which was often the only one available for both artillery and infantry messages he maintained touch with the infantry and Battalion Headquarters thoughout the advance until the final objective was reached.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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