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Regimental number752
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
AddressPeople's Palace, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Brown, Carncash, Sligo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Machine Gun Company, 14th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date20 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 30 October 1917.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (influenza), at sea, 23 November 1917; discharged, 26 November 1917; disembarked, Devonport, England, 27 December 1917.

Admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital (mumps), Plymouth, 27 December 1917; discharged to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 21 January 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 28 February 1918; marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 10 April 1918; proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, 2 July 1918; marched into Machine Gun General Base Depot, Camiers, France, 2 July 1918l marched out to 2nd Marching Gun Bn, 10 July 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Bn, Field, 10 July 1918.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound head, arms, leg), 3 September 1918; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 September 1918; to 19th Ambulance Train, 7 September 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 September 1918; to England, 19 October 1918; admitted to Pavilion General Hospital, Brighton, England, 20 October 1918; to 2nd East General Hospital, 6 December 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 January 1919; discharged and granted furlough to report to Weymouth Command Depot on, 8 March 1919; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 8 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cyax' from Liverpool, 24 March 1919.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (influenza), at sea, 10 April 1919; discharged, 14 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne for Sydney, 16 May 1919; discharged, Sydney, 20 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1928
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN John

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