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Victor Vincent BROWN

Regimental number271
Date of birth--/08/1892
Place of birthPetersham New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressWalker Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C F Brown, Walker Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF4 INF4
Promotion date: 16 March 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 18 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his position, in spite of being attacked by very superior numbers, and inflicted many casualties on the enemy, thereby saving a critical situation. He has on many previous occasions done fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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