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Frederick William BROWN

Regimental number21192
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressHamilton Street, Cloncurry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Brown, 8 Whiteheart Road, Plumstead, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDischarged 4 August 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked, Devonport, 10 July 1916; appointed Driver, 25 August 1916; proceeding overseas to France via Southampton, 30 December 1916; transferred from the 9th Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade (10th Bn), France, 6 January 1917; remustered as a Gunner, 16 July 1917.

Found guilty, 22 November 1917, of (1) disobedience of Australian Imperial Force orders 'not wearing an identity disc'; (2) stating falsehood to military police: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

On leave to England, 3 March 1918; returned from leave, 21 March 1918; transferred to Headquarters, 25 April 1918; attached for duty with 3rd Divisional Australian Headquarters, 2 November 1918; with unit, 16 December 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 17 January 1919; returned from leave, 7 February 1919; rejoined Base, 17 March 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 30 April 1919; embarked, Havre, for England, 6 May 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 7 May 1919; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 7 May 1919; marched out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 19 June 1919; discharged, London, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Frederick William

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