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Carl Oscar BROWN

Place of birthIowa, USA
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Brown, Fort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 9 years in Junior and Senior Cadets, Maryborough, Queensland.
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialEbbinghem Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr A.E.C. and Mrs A.M. Brown, Fort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 13 November 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 20 March 1918 (sore throat); discharged to duty, 27 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 April 1918; taken on strength, 9th Bn, in the field, 6 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, head and abdomen), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 10.20 am, 28 May 1918.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0560606N, 881 Sergeant E. DONALD, D Company, 9th Bn, 14 September 1918: 'Mr. Brown was in the next post to me when he was hit. We were on the right of Meteren, close up to the German lines. Fritz was throwing bombs and one of them wounded Mr. Brown very badly. I saw him being taken down to the Aid Post where he died.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: Adolph Edward CHRISTENSEN
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Carl Oscar
Red Cross File No 0560606N

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