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William Albert BROWN

Regimental number1595
Place of birthSeattle, Washington, USA
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRuby Vale, Anasie via Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Green, Ruby Vale, Anasie via Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Place of enlistmentAlderly, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1915
Discharge date21 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Malta on board HT 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915 (medically unfit); disembarked, 22 November 1915.

Medical Board, 6th Australian General Hospital, Brisbane, concluded, 19 February 1916: 'Board finds that he is now convalescent and that the bacteria test [enteric fever] is again negative. Board recommends return to duty.'

Illegally absent, 13 August 1916 to 21 July 19120.

Discharged in consequence of desertion, 21 July 1920.

Medal: forfeited all eligibility.

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