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Reuben BROWN

Regimental number1871
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Mrs Annie Price, 35 Crook Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918

Military Medal

'During the recent operations in which this Battalion was engaged between the 24th and 28th September Corporal Brown was attached to the 14th Field Company Engineers as N.C.O. in charge of Fatigue Party engaged in the building of a strong point near the 'BUTTE'. For three days during the day time his party worked on the strong point, and during the night assisted in wiring the Brigade Front. His party suffered severe casualties throughout the whole task - he set a splendid example to the men under him by his great courage, devotion to duty, and determination to get the work done.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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