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Walter Charles BROWN

Regimental number3278
Place of birthMelton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressMelton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Mason Brown, Melton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 August 1917
Place of enlistmentLoxton, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2634 Pte Frederick Arthur BROWN, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, England, France

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918. Embarked Egypt, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant.

Transferred to 50th Bn Details, 4 June 1918.

Admitted to Brigade Clearing Hospital, Codford, 27 June 1918 (influenza); marched in to 12th Training Bn from hospital, 2 July 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 19 September 1918 (tonsilitis); marched in to 12th Training Bn from hospital, 24 September 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1918; taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Bn, 2 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 10 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Walter Charles

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