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James Ernest BROWN

Regimental number598
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCycle builder
Address36 Peel Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Brown, 36 Peel Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row A, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen BROWN, 30 Peel Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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