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William Henry BROWN

Regimental number87
Place of birthCowra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 0.5"
Weight167 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Brown, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetry, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Sick to hospital, Anzac Cove, 6 July 1915; returned to duty, 9 July 1915 (no further details recorded).

Found guilty, 24 July 1915, of disobedience of orders: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 4 August 1915 (bullet wound, skull; condition dangerous), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 1 October 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 1 October 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 15 November 1915.

Died (abscess of brain, fractured skull), 5th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, 17 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1915
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN William Henry

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