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William Octavious BROWN

Regimental number6538
Date of birth2 September 1892
Place of birthEastwood, South Australia
SchoolParkside Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressEastwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E A Brown, Matilda Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Norman Lovell BROWN, 1st A.T.C.S.C.; 56051 Pte Victor Samuel BROWN, 10th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas: subsequently returned to Australia); Lt Allan Israel BROWN, 27th Bn, effective abroad (subsequently returned to Australia).
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Arrived back in Australia, 27 August 1919.

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