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Roy Henry BROWN

Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSea Transport A16
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and initiative capturing 150 yards of the enemy trench. He held this position against heavy odds and under severe artillery fire until reinforcements arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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