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Stanley Wallace BROWN

Regimental number20179
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressKorumburra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, S Brown, 'Beechwood', Korumburra, Victoria
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He had charge of the continuous wave Wireless Section of the 4th Australian Divisional Artillery during the period 17th September to 11th November 1918. On 29th September 1918, during the attack on the HINDENBURG Line by the 27th U.S. Division, he maintained his Station in the open, despite heavy shell-fire which continually cut the aerial and caused casualties in the vicinity. During the subsequent advance to the Canal de la SAMBRE a' l' OISE, continuous Wave Wireless was often the only means of communication, and it was owing to his splendid personal example to his men under shell fire, and his well though out plans that his means of communication was so successful.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 April 1945
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery

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