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William Thomas BROWN

Regimental number129
Place of birthNew Lambton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressLambton Road, New Lambton Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Johanna Brown, Lambton Road, New Lambton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 September 1916
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Medals

Military Medal

'Under heavy shell and machine gun fire these two N.C.O.s continuously exposed themselves in the open, in order to maintain communication and guide the party through the series of shell craters which it was necessary to pass in order to reach the objective. These N.C.O.s [BROWN and 4538 A.M. MUIR] undoubtedly by their devotion to duty saved considerable loss of time and material, and enabled the party to get through almost intact. Near MOUQUET FARM on the 3rd September, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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