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Thomas McDonald BROWNE

Regimental number299
Place of birthStanthorpe, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrazier
AddressMount Janet, Dalveen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Browne, Mount Janet, Dalveen, Queensland
Previous military service3 years 14th Light Horse Regiment, Stanthorpe
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDoir El Belah War Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 64), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Margaret BROWNE, Mount Janet, Dalvern, Queensland
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; admitted to Field Ambulance, 2 July 1915; returned to duty, 16 July 1915; to hospital, 14 October 1915; returned to duty, 21 October 1915; with unit at Mudros, 14 November 1915; disembarked from front, 27 December 1915.

Proceeded to Wardan, 14 January 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 24 March 1916 (dysentery); transferred to Montazah, 8 April 1916; discharged to duty, 20 April 1916; returned to duty, 29 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 May 1916 (pyrexia); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 18 May 1916; to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 22 May 1916; to Montazah, 24 May 1916; discharged to duty, 7 June 1916; returned to duty, Romani, 11 June 1916.

To be Lance Corporal, 10 July 1916.

To be Temporary Corporal, 19 August 1916.

Detached to Regimental Camel Transport, 30 October 1916.

To be Corporal, 14 November 1916.

Returned to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 19 February 1917.

To be Temporary Sergeant, 23 February 1917.

Mortally wounded, Palestine, 20 April 1917; reverted to sub rank of Corporal upon being wounded; admitted to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, Deir-el-Beila, 20 April 1917 (gun shot wound, leg and shoulder); died of wounds, 20 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROWNE Thomas McDonald

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