|Place of birth||Wilmington, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wilmington, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mrs Elizabeth Brown, Wilmington, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 51), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Elizabeth BROWN|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.
Proceeded to join 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend F. G. Ford, 20 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 580203, 1269 Pte L. GLASSETT, D Company, 32nd Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital), 14 December 1916: 'At Fromelles about 6 p.m. I saw Brown hit by a shell behind our parapet. He was badly wounded in the face and neck. Pioneer Sgt. Banning 32nd battn. (sic) who buried all the dead will probably be able to give information as to whether he was buried.'
Second statement, 416 Sergeant P.A. OKLESTRONG, 32nd Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 23 January 1916: 'Informant states that Pte Brown was buried in a cemetery near Fleurbaix.'
Third statement, 301 Corporal H.J. STONE, 32nd Bn (patient, War hospital, Bath, England), 6 March 1917: 'Brown was killed by a shell. He had his bottom jaw blown off and a hole in his chest, also the fingers of his right hand were blown off. I helped to bury him at Rue David Cemetery, Fleur Baix (sic). A cross was erected. Captain Ward was chaplain who buried [him].'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BROWN Lewis George
Red Cross file 580203