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Ernest BROWN

Regimental number1072
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kin..., ...
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
FateDied of disease 8 October 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Regimental No. on Cemetery Details: 1172
Place of burialLevallois-Perret Communal Cemetery (Plot 34, Row I, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Rank at embarkation is Driver.

Attached to Transport Section, Sidi Bishar, 7 October 1918.

Transferred with Transport Section to Maadi, 21 November 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1918.

Transferred to 7th Company, Australian Army Service Corps from 13th Bn, 19 October 1916.

Admitted to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 8 December 1916; discharged, 11 December 1916; rejoined unit, 12 December 1916.

Attached to 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 18 December 1916; rejoined unit, 30 December 1916.

Attached to Australian Infantry Bde, 3 November 1917; rejoined unit, 15 November 1918.

On leave to Paris, 16 March 1918; rejoined unit, 3 April 1918.

On leave to Paris, 19 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital while on leave, Paris, 25 August 1918 (mumps); at Hertford British Hospital, Paris, 30 September 1918 (not yet diagnosed).

Died, 1840 hours, 8 October 1918 (gangrene of lung).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Ernest

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