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Horace Hamilton BROWNE

Regimental number3027
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolPetersham Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEllerslie, Kirribilli Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Browne, Ellerslie, Kirribilli Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularApplied to enlist 11 times; medically rejected. Then stowed away on the transport 'Clan McCorquodale'; was found, medically examined, and was returned home on a launch. On his 12th application he was accepted, only to be lost overboard from the transport R29 ('Suevic' 3 days off Fremantle on the way to the front.
FateDied at sea 02-3 January 1916
Place of death or woundingAt sea
Age at death30
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other detailsMedal: British War Medal

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