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Joseph William BROWN

Regimental number1887
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address1789 Turner Street, South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Brown, 1789 Turner Street, South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollGraves Registration Unit
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Military Medal

'In operations near BROODSEINDE on 12th October, 1917, this man as a Company runner continually carried messages to Battalion Headquarters over ground which was heavily shelled. Throughout a very trying day he had no rest, and although severely shaken by a shell on one occasion he continued to carry out his duties in a most cheerful and gallant manner, and his responsibility that communication with Company and Battalion Headquarters never failed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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