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George BROWNE

Regimental number4037
Date of birth5 July 1893
Place of birthCrystal Brook, South Australia
SchoolNarridy School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressYabberup, Upper Preston, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, M G Browne, Hinas Hill, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Enlisted under the name of George. Full name stated to be Edward George Browne
Other detailsWas wounded by a shell exploding lodging shrapnel in his knee. Was operated on but a piece of shrapnel was left in and this caused his death when it entered an artery to his heart
Date of death24 December 1955
Age at death62
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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