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Alexander BROWN

Regimental number1160
Place of birthCastellan, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressReserve Street, Wodonga place, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Pearly Isabel Brown, Reserve Street, Wodonga place, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date16 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Australia, 9 August 1915; joined unit, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 31 October 1915. Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 October 1915; discharged to unit, 5 November 1915; rejoined unit, 5 November 1915. Transferred to Divisional Ammunition Park, Gallipoli, 19 November 1915; taken on strength, Army Corps Ammunition Park, 19 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 3 January 191 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 21 January 1916. Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 4 October 1916 (wounded foot); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 13 October 1916; transferred to ANZAC Rest Camp, Moascar, 1 November 1916; discharged to uni,t 7 December 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 7 December 1916.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 1 February 1918; rejoined unit, 15 February 1918. Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 April 1918 (sick); transferred to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 May 1918; admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 2 May 1918 (diarrhoea). Admitted to 44th Staionaryt Hospital, Kantara, 4 May 1918; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 5 May 1918; transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 11 June 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 19 June 1918 (pain in the abdomen); discharged to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 28 July 1918; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 10 August 1918.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Amman, 12 October 1918 (sick); admitted to 47th Stat Hospital, Gaza, 19 October 1918 (malaria). Admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 31 October 1918; admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 10 November 1918; discharged to Rest Camp, Moascar, 23 November 1918.

Marched out to Regiment, Moascar, 14 December 1918; rejoined unit, 15 December 1918.

Embarked for Australia on board H.T 'Port Sydney,' 4 March 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, Sydney, 16 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 January 1961
Place of burialBotany Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Alexander

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