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Leslie BROWN

Regimental number6433
Date of birth8 June 1892
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolBell Topper State School No. 123, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressThorpe Street, California Gully, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Brown, Thorpe Street, California Gully, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date13 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5047 Pte Francis Henry BROWN, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917. Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 26 May 1917; discharged to duty, 25 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 31 days.

Admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 October 1917 (trench feet); rejoined unit, 19 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 April 1918 (gun shot wound, right foot). Admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 22 April 1918. Transferred to England, 24 April 1918, and admitted to London War Hospital, Epsom. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 May 1918. Discharged, and granted furlough, 8 May 1918, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 May 1918. Found guilty of insolence to an N.C.O., 28 July 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment no. 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 August 1918; rejoined Bn, 10 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 September 1919; discharged, 13 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death19 April 1966
Age at death73
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria

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