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Frederick Sid BROWN

Regimental number2585
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 Cottenham Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 3.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Brown, 6 Cottenham Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 29th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Company, Australian Armny Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Frederick Sidney
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 9 December 1915; transferred to Abbassia for duty, 10 December 1915; taken on strength, 20th Bn, Australia Hill, 5 February 1916. transferred to 7th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, Moascar, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916.

Appointed Driver, 5 October 1916.

Temporarily detached to 4th Divisional Pack Transport Troop, 31 October 1916; rejoined unit, 5 November 1916. Temporarily attached, 4th Divisional Pack Troop Transport, 9 October 1917; rejoined unit, 23 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 13 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 February 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 7 September 1918; rejoind unit from leave, 25 September 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 November 1918 (synovitis), and transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 5 November 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 11 November 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, 21 November 1918; to unit, 28 November 1918; rejoined unit, 5 December 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 January 1919 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 28 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 12 September 1919 .

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

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