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Reginald Francis BROWNE

Regimental number3651
Place of birthUrana, New South Wales
AddressPleasant Hills, via Henty, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I M Browne, Pleasant Hills, via Henty, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Corporal in 8th Bn, Cadets (College).
Enlistment date24 February 1917
Place of enlistmentHawthorn, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 28th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date22 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Embarked Melbourne, 22 June 1917; disembarked Suez, 6 August 1917; taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 6 August 1917. Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 19 September 1917.

Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 June 1918 (pyrexia); transferred to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 12 June 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 14 June 1918; to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 June 1918 (appendicitis); discharged on 14 days' convalescent leave, 2 October 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Bulac, 3 November 1918; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 13 November 1918.

Marched in to Rest Camp, Kantara, attached to Postal Corps, 22 November 1918.

Marched in to Desert Corps Headquarters, Tripoli, as Mail Guard, 25 November 1918.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1918 (debility); discharged to duty, 16 December 1918; rejoined unit, 16 December 1918.

Admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 April 1919 (debility); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 April 1919; to Rest Camp, Port Said, 27 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 22 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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