David Richard BROWN

Date of birth17 August 1893
Other NamesDavid Richmond
BROWN, David Richmond
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurrandong, Ada Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinD J Brown, Esq, c/o Burns Philp, and Co, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion


Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 18 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. After his company had suffered severely during the bombardment, he advanced and captured an enemy strong point, where he held his own in spite of lack of bombs against strong enemy attacks for several hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2789 Sergeant James Powell BROWN, 54th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal