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Aubrey Ralph Thomas BROWN

Regimental number670
Place of birthUpper Swan, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address32 Mount Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Jane Brown, c/o W J Atkins, Railway Terrace, West Guildford, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous good service and devotion to duty. Corporal BROWN has been confidential clerk to Brigade headquarters since February, 1917, and during this period has had to deal with operation orders calling for the exercise of the greatest amount of care in compiling. His work has been such as to call for great attention to detail under, at times, very trying circumstances. Corporal BROWN has rendered excellent services during the operations of MESSINES, June 1917, PASSCHENDAELE, October, 1917, and on the SOMME July, August and September, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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