John BROWN

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BROWN, John

Service Number: 2292
Enlisted: 13 May 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, 1880
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Died of wounds, France, 17 May 1918
Cemetery: Vignacourt British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2292, Perth, Western Australia
30 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2292, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle
30 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2292, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 May 1918: Wounded Private, SN 2292, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Merris (France), GSW (multiple)

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Biography

Son of Alfred and Louisa BROWN, "Goldicott", Hopkins Road, Victoria

"...2292 Private John Fielding Brown, 43rd Battalion, with a small white dog. A commercial traveller from Perth prior to enlistment on 13 May 1916, he embarked from Fremantle on 30 October 1916 for Devonport, England. He joined his battalion on the Western Front, France, during March 1916. Due to a fractured arm he spent time out of action from October 1917 before rejoining his unit on 5 March 1918. Pte Brown was wounded in action near Amiens, France, on 16 May 1918 and died of these wounds the following day in 20th Casualty Clearing Station. He was aged 38 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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