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Vernon Carlisle BROWN

Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMalvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M I Brown, 15 Mercer Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when working at an advanced post. When the officer in charge of the post and a stretcher-bearer were wounded he attended to them under a heavy bombardment, and assisted in carrying them to a place of safety. he showed great courage and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For great curage and resource in evacuating wounded from a forward area. The routes were being heavily shelled, and he established bearer relay posts in suitable positions after a full reconnaissance of the ground. During the whole operation his perseverance and initiative contributed largely to a quick evacuation of the wounded, while his energy and example stimulated the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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