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Charles William BROWNE

Regimental number20880
Date of birth30 June 1891
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHairdresser
AddressDowerin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Browne, Morley Hill, Wymondham, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 25th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, for 1 year; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of defective vision.
Enlistment date8 May 1918
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 9 Section, Sea Transport Staff
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollNo. 9 Section, Sea Transport Staff
FateReturned to Australia date not recorded
Discharge date17 March 1919
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched in to Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, 13 August 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Arawa'; discharged (medically unfit), 17 March 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE Charles William

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