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Regimental number4134
Place of birthFifeshire
AddressEast Greta, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 6.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Brown, East Greta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in A.S.A. Corps, Fincastes Horse, in South Africa (January - December 1902).
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XVIII, Row A, Grave No. 5), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Previous report of missing now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 570804: 'No trace Germany. Certified by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN John
Red Cross file 570804

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