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John McLeod BROWN

Regimental number22
Place of birthEssendon, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGosnells, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, R C Brown, Colac Post Office, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 February 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled accidentally 27 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 10), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Catherine BROWN, 62 Moreland Street, Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 751 Pte Richard Canfield BROWN, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919; 597/4447 Sapper Robert Leslie BROWN, 8th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.

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