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Patrick BROWN

Regimental number807
Place of birthOldtown, Falcarragh, Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMurgon, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 0"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss May Brown, Murgon, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked, 9 February 1915; taken on service, Gallipoli, 29 July 1915.

Admitted to COSLH (influenza), 20 September 1915; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 25 September 1915; to British Red Cross Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 27 September 1915; proceeded overseas, 1 November 1915.

Marched out to Serapeum from Maadi, 23 February 1916; left Serapeum for School of Instruction, 4 March 1916; rejoined 5th Light Horse, Serapeum, 26 March 1916; qualified signaling course for non commanding officers, 9 December 1916; to be Lance Corporal, Sere-el-Belah, 28 March 1917; transferred to the 67th Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps, 6 August 1917; attached to Headquarters of the 18th Brigade RHA as a wireless operator, 28 September 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance (pyrexia), Kazar, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit from Hospital, 16 October 1917; attached to BG O/G Batty RGA, Field, 25 November 1917; returned to 6th Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps, 17 December 1917; rejoined from detachment, 19 December 1917; Detached to 18th Brigade RHA, 2 February 1918; awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, 2 March 1918; rejoined from detachment, 21 March 1918; detached to 19th Brigade RHA, 14 April 1918.

Admitted to 36th Stationary Hospital (corneal ulcer), 4 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 8 July 1918; discharged to unit, 27 July 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 29 July 1918; detached to 20th Brigade RHA, 1 September 1918; attached for duty, 2 September 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 December 1918; remustered as wireless operator, to be Air Mechanic 2nd Class, 13 December 1918. C

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 4 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne for Brisbane, 11 April 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 29 June 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Patrick

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