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Morgan BROWN

Regimental number53
Date of birth5 October 1898
Place of birthWilliamstown, South Australia
SchoolWilliamstown State School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStation hand
AddressWilliamstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Florence Brown, Williamstown, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date20 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 30 September 1917; invalided to No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, France, thence to Birmingham, England.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous details* Name given as Morgan McLaren BROWN on NAA website
Date of death22 March 1975

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