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David BROWN

Regimental number84
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFireman
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Edward Brown, 12 Garland Street, Roselle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentProv SGT
Unit name41st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 August 1918
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 6, Grave No. 27), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William and Mary BROWN, 13 Kentville Avenue, Annandale, New South Wales. Native of Charters Towers, Queensland
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He went forward with mortars, and under heavy machine gun fire got his guns into action and knocked out two machine guns which were impeding the adance. Throughout, his courae, initiative, and devotion to duty inspired his crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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