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William Francis BROWN

Regimental number1840
Place of birthWatervale, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHampton, Aberdeen, Burra, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Brown, Hampton, Aberdeen, Burra, South Australia
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3463 Pte Henry BROWN, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 1839 Driver Thomas James BROWN, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919; 1425 Pte Clarence Albert Brown, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 23 September 1916; 1426 Pte George Arthur BROWN, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 November 1936

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