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John Francis BROWNE

Regimental number34416
Place of birthPetersburg, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
Address'Omrah', Tynte Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Browne, 'Omrah', Tynte Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceInstl Staff; Served in the Senior Cadets; as a Gunner in the Field Artillery, Adelaide; and as a Staff Sergeant Major in the Field Artillery, Maribynong Camp, Victoria.
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th D.T.M.B.
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed just after his battery was relieved and was coming out of the line for the last time just before the Armistice.
FateKilled in Action 3 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialPommereuil British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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