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William Smith BROWN

Regimental number7463
Date of birth6 April 1899
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
SchoolAlbert State School, Maryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMaryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss D M Brown, c/o Mrs Mathews, Dudley Street, Ipswich Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date5 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Discharge date26 December 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Marched into Training Battalion, Codford, from AIF Headquarters, London, 27 August 1917. Found guilty of being absent without leave from 23 to 8.30 pm, 26 October 1917. Awarded forfeiture of 21 days' pay by CO 4th Training Bn, Lt Col E. Drake-Brockman. Total forfeiture (including period of absence): 24 days.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 12 February 1918; taken on strength, 15th Bn, 18 February 1918.

Wounded in action, remaining on duty, 14 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Q24613. Appointed Lieutenant (provisional), 47th Bn, 27 April 1939; Captain (temporary), 12 January 1942; Captain, 1st Australian Garrison Bn, 1 September 1942. Appointment terminated, 10 March 1944.

Date of death10 July 1988
Age at death89
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery, Queensland

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