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Herbert John BROWNETT

Regimental number27
Place of birthEssex, England
ReligionProtestant
OccupationBushman
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42.3
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss J Brownett, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date31 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), Adelaide, 31 March 1917.

War service: 2 years 65 days (of which 1 year 189 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1947
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNETT Herbert John

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