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Harold Clare BROWN

Regimental number3091
Place of birthMidland Junction, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressNewcastle Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W E Brown, Brookeville, Newcastle Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3901A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous good work and devotion to duty during the period 25th February to 16th September 1918, as Orderly Room Sergeant. During the HAMEL offensive Battalion headquarters was heavily shelled for several long periods, this N.C.O. by his willingness and cheerfulness under all circumstances, set a splendid example to all he came in contact with. His work is always of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7947 Pte John Alban Viveash BROWN, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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