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Patrick Joseph BROWNE

Regimental number673
Place of birthCo Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway shunter
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Browne, Knockerra, Kilimer, Co Clare, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date19 June 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Suevic', 21 June 1917; temporarily promoted to Corporal, 23 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 26 August 1917; marched into 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington, 26 August 1917; to be Private, 27 August 1917; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 8 November 1917; detached on command to Brigade Signals School, Sutton Veny, 25 February 1918. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 5 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, 14 May 1918; marched out, 16 May 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 May 1918, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station (mustard gas burns, face, left shoulder and scrotum); to Ambulance Train '28', to 18th General Hospital, Camieres, 31 May 1918; admitted to 72nd General Hospital, Treriville, 7 June 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 2 August 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 12 September 1918; moved out to unit, 18 September 1918; taken on strength of 45th Battalion, 24 September 1918; attached to 3rd Squadron Australian Flying Corps fo instruction, 14 December 1918; rejoined unit, 8 January 1919; attached to 4th Australian Motor Transport Company, 17 January 1919, and taken on strength, 28 January 1919; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 22 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 5 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 November 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 10 November 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 2 Group, 17 November 1919; granted leave subject to recall, London, 13 February 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 25 March 1920 (scabies); discharged to duty, 27 March 1920; disembarked Sydney, 6 May 1920. Discharged Brisbane, 19 June 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE Patrick Joseph

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