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Gordon William BROWN

Regimental number60348
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.M. Brown (living apart), 16 Cross Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of burialFreetown (King Tom) Cemetery (Row 2, Grave No. 195), West Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918.

Found guilty, 10 September 1918, of disobedience of Ship's Routine Order No.17, in that he was involved in gambling: awarded 10 days' detention.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 18 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, Sierra Leone, 25 October 1918, and buried the day (heart failure following pneumonia).

Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Gordon William

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