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Robert Burns BROWN

Regimental number548
Place of birthKiama New South Wales
AddressHollymount, Kiama, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Thomas Brown, Hollymount, Kiama, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On the left of PERONNE on the 1st September, 1918 an enemy machine gun located in a house was enfilading advancing Infantry, causing many casualties, and impeded the advance. This man brought his gun into action, suffering casualties in so doing, and at a range of 100 yards directed fire on the enemy gun, finally silencing it. His gallantry and promptitude of action must have materially assisted the Infantry, and his brave act set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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