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Albert BROWN

Regimental number4734
Place of birthBellabay, Ireland
AddressMiller Road, Old Guildford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Brown, Miller Road, Old Guildford, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 3.4 years in the Compulsory Military Training scheme (1897 Class).
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentParramatta, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollCyclists' Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 8 March 1916; disembarked Egypt, 11 April 1916. Transferred to 5th Division Cyclists' Bn, 16 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.

Attached to Second Army Cooking School, 21 April 1917; rejoined unit, 5 May 1917.

On leave, 22 July 1917; rejoined unit, 6 August 1917.

Detached to Second Army Anti-Aircraft unit, 3 December 1917; rejoined unit, 9 December 1917.

Transferred to Australian Corps Cyclists' Bn, 16 January 1918. Detached to Corps Prisoner of War Compound, 5 June 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 29 August 1918; rejoined unit, 15 September 1918.

Married Regina Anne Josephine MAHIEN, civil ceremony, Andeslues, 23 April 1919. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 6 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Indarra', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit; disability not stated), 27 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1986
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Albert

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