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William John BROWN

Regimental number6710
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address112 Glebe Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Brown, 12 Glebe Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1918
Date of death24 August 1918
Age at death42
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'At STRAZEELE on 16th April, 1918, during an enemy bombardment prior to attack this N.C.O. who was in charge of a Lewis Gun team was buried, together with gun and team; although all his clothes were torn from him he immediately re-organised the team, collected gun and gear, and carried on throughout the attack. He showed splendid courage and devotion to duty and set a fine example to the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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