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John Herald Balfour BROWN

Date of birth--/09/1892
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Captain J B Brown, 122 Church Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Check Biographical card No. 0031 for more details


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the forward line of evacuation for eight hours after his commanding officer was wounded. His reconnoitring of ambulance posts and regimental aid posts through the area of shell fire was of great assistance in controlling the evacuation. He supervised the loading of wounded into ambulances and organized the line of bearers and prisoners, and it was due to his action that great congestion was prevented.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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