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Regimental number1323
Place of birthWexford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSawmill hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 10.5"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ellen Browne, Killanick, Ballyshene, Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollProvost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date12 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Mebourne o HMAT 'Clan McGillivray', 2 February 1915.

Embarked Suez on HT 'Ulysses' and proceeded to Australia, 22 March 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 15 April 1915; returned to Suez on HMAT 'Ulysees', 8 May 1915. Transferred from 22nd Bn to 14th Bn, Zeitoun, 24 June 1916.

Rejoined unit from hospital, Dardanelles, 27 August 1915. Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 22 October 1915. Admitted to Anzac Base, Mudros, 16 December 1915; moved out to rejoin unit, 22 December 1915; discharged to Anzac Base, Mudros, 16 January 1916. Taken on strength of Divisional Headquarters, 24 January 1916, and transferred to 4th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Tel-el-Kebir. Transferred to 4th Divisional Headquarters, Canal Zone, 1 March 1916. Transferred to 4th Brigade Headquarters, Serapeum, 17 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Transylvania' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 7 June 1916.

Admitted to War Hospital, Keighley, 17 August 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 November 1916 (shell shock); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 November 1916; granted leave, 8 December 1916; attached to 65th Bn, Wareham, 25 March 1917; moved out to drafting depot, Wareham, 21 April 1917; moved out to Australian Military Provost Corps Bhurtpore Barracks, 4 August 1917; proceeded on detachment to 184th Tunneling Company, 22 January 1918; promoted to ER/ 2nd Corporal, 10 February 1919; granted indefinite leave, 30 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Napier', 23 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 February 1920, for continued travel to 2nd Military District. Discharged Sydney, 12 April 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1938
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE James

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