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Patrick Joseph BROWNE

Regimental number3775
Place of birthBantry, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressStanley Street, Police Station, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Browne, Durrus, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Discharge date27 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 31 January 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Arcadian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 14 August 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Stad Antwerpen' for further treatment in England, 16 August 1916; admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 16 August 1916; transferred to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 September 1916; granted furlough, 2 October 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 28 October 1916 (classified B1A); reclassified B1A2, 30 April 1917; reclassified A3, 18 May 1917; reclassified B1A3, 7 June 1917; temporarily attached to No 1 Command Depot for duty, 16 July 1917; reclassified A3, 30 July 1917; reclassified B1A4, 20 August 1917.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 20 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 17 August, to 4.00 pm, 18 August 1917: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; reclassified C1, 25 September 1917; attached for duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 9 November 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 26 November 1917; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, , 5 December 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 June 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 June 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days).

Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 21 June 1918 (put under observation); detached from duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 21 June 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 August 1918; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 22 August 1918.

Found guilty at Longbridge, 11 September 1918, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 5 September, to 9.00 am, 11 September 1918: award dismissed; attached for duty with Headquarters Depot, Tidworth, 21 October 1918. Transferred to 49th Bn and moved out from the field.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 27 April 1919 (chronic debility, otitis media).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE Patrick Joseph

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