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John Walter BROWNE

Date of birth1 June 1873
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Browne, Huon House, Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years, in the Australian Army Medical Corps.
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Discharge date25 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked on 'Wandilla', 9 November 1915.

Allotted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Ismalia, 11 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Glengorm Castle' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 April 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 April 1916; temporarily attached to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 10 June 1916; struck off strength, 20 July 1916; attached to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 21 July 1916. Transferred to 1st Australian Division, 6 August 1916; allotted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 8 August 1916; allotted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station for temporary duty, 9 August 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 21 August 1916. Transferred to 2nd Australian Division, 23 August 1916; allotted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 August 1916; taken on strength of 1st Australian General Hospital, 22 September 1916; granted leave to the United Kingdom, 11 November 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 23 November 1916; granted leave, 30 December 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 3 January 1917; granted leave, 11 May 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 21 May 1917; detached for duty with No. 11 surgical team, Rouen, 22 July 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 September 1917. Transferred to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 15 September 1917; struck off strength, 18 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HMAT 'Beltana', 18 October 1917; Disembarked, 10 December 1917. Appointment terminated, 25 December 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE John Walter

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