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George Frank BROWN

Regimental number3727
Date of birth4 June 1883
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrickmaker
AddressSternberg Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinDaughter, Miss R E Brown, c/o Frank Brown (Senior), Sternberg Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date2 July 1920
Other details

Received gun shot wounds to the legs while serving in France, resulting in one leg being amputated below the knee.

Married Sarah Eckersley in England, and they returned to live in Bendigo.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Dunvegan Castle', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 August 1919; discharged, 2 July 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 April 1965 - Bendigo, Victoria
Age at death81
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria

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