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Samuel BROWN

Regimental number3613
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationKnife grinder
AddressValley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Brown, Alexandra Cottage, Craigavad, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 June 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3613B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Discharge date17 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 1 August 1917, disembarked, Liverpool, England, 3 October 1917; marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 4 October 1917; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 16 January 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 17 January 1918; marched out to unit, 18 January 1918; with unit, 25 July 1918.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound leg, fractured tibia), 2 September 1918; to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 3 September 1918; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 4 September 1918; to England, 27 September 1918; admitted to Walmex Military Hospital, England, 27 September 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 8 February 1919; discharged, 15 February 1919, granted furlough to report to Weymouth Command Depot on, 1 March 1919; granted extension of leave until, 8 March 1919; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 8 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 16 May 1919; re-embarked 'Dangota' for Brisbane, 17 May 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 17 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Samuel

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