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Percy Joseph BROWNE

Regimental number2622
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.6
Height5' 6.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Browne, 129 Geelong Road, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date21 December 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3359 Pte William Gerald BROWN, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: asthma), Melbourne, 21 December 1917.

MBV`Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death18 April 1935
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 8, 2471), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE Percy Joseph

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