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Arthur Ernest BROWNE

Regimental number74
Place of birthRedfern New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Arthur Maitland Browne, Belmont Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'These two runners [BROWNE and 3506 C.S. COOK] during the whole of the operations from the 26th September - 1st October inclusive made journeys from Battalion Headquarters to the front line under heavy shell fire from the enemy. In spite of the fact that many other runners had been killed and wounded while carrying out similar work and although the heavy nature of their task as telling on their physical strength they were bothy always willing and eager to carry despatches. It was owing largely to their work that inter-Battalion communication was maintained throughout the tour of duty. In addition acting on their own initiative they were given permission to visit Companies during the advance on the 26th and brought back important messages.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 June 1981

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