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William Joseph BROWN

Regimental number3467
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFlemington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W Brown, 'Cotchild', Richmond Road, Flemington, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a patrol of six men. The patrol was suddenly rushed from the rear by about 40 of the enemy, and two of his men were severely wounded. He remained with the wounded men in a shell hole, and eventually got them safely back to the lines.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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