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Thomas William BROWN

Regimental number419
Place of birthRosscommon, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 0.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Brown, Ballinough, Catlera, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Irish Guards, 9 years Reserves; time expired
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date28 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked for active service abroad with the 15th Bn, 22 December 1914; embarked for Gallipoli, 14 June 1915; rejoined Bn, 21 June 1915.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (gastro enteritis), Mudros, 4 September 1915; to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 September 1915; to General Hospital, Malta, 10 September 1915; embarked for England, Admitted to Clearing Hospital (rheumatism), Eastleigh, England, 24 September 1915; discharged from hospital, 9 October 1915; at overseas base, 18 April 1916; returned to Egypt, (undated); transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 17 May 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916;.

Wounded, remained on duty, 6 August 1916.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance (sick), 16 January 1917; rejoined unit, 16 January 1917; on leave, 7 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 August 1917.

Found guilty, 15 February 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from, 15 February 1918, until, 16 February 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeited 9 days' pay.

On leave to England, 15 September 1918, rejoined unit from leave, 5 October 1918.

Embarked for return to Australia, 12 October 1918; disembarked, Southampton, England, 13 October 1918; marched into Parkhouse for return to Australia, 13 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on boardHT 'Port Lyttleton', 23 October 1918; disembarked, Melbourne for Brisbane, 25 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 28 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN Thomas William

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