|Place of birth||Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Stanley Street, Police Station, Townsville, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Julia Browne, Durrus, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 31 January 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Arcadian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 14 August 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Stad Antwerpen' for further treatment in England, 16 August 1916; admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 16 August 1916; transferred to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 September 1916; granted furlough, 2 October 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 28 October 1916 (classified B1A); reclassified B1A2, 30 April 1917; reclassified A3, 18 May 1917; reclassified B1A3, 7 June 1917; temporarily attached to No 1 Command Depot for duty, 16 July 1917; reclassified A3, 30 July 1917; reclassified B1A4, 20 August 1917.
Found guilty at Perham Downs, 20 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 17 August, to 4.00 pm, 18 August 1917: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; reclassified C1, 25 September 1917; attached for duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 9 November 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 26 November 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, , 5 December 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 June 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 June 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days).
Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 21 June 1918 (put under observation); detached from duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 21 June 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 August 1918; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 22 August 1918.
Found guilty at Longbridge, 11 September 1918, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 5 September, to 9.00 am, 11 September 1918: award dismissed; attached for duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 21 October 1918. Transferred to 49th Bn and moved out from the field.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 27 April 1919 (chronic debility, otitis media).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BROWNE Patrick Joseph|