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William Olive Onley BROWN

Regimental number2299
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressCordillo Downs, via Farina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.3
Height6' 0.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Green, c/o Mrs C. Onley, Laurette Estate, Yarcowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion Imperial Camel Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Oliver
Discharge date31 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Neuralia', 21 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Adelaide, 31 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWN William Olive Onley

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