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Number Private 3783

Battalion 51st Battalion

Place of Birth Leongatha

Next of Kin His mother Mrs. Catherine Brown of
Bair St Leongatha. He is the brother of
Robert Melbourne Brown who was also killed.

Date and place of enlistment Black Boy Perth
Western Australia 30/11/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 23 years 1 month,
5'8", 156 pounds, brown eyes and dark hair.

Religion Church of England

Occupation Horse driver, timber worker

Date and place of death

He was killed in action in Belgium 18/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and has his name on the Menin Gate Yrpes

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived in the Shire before going to Western Australia with his brother.

Military History

He was a Leongatha State School past student
30/11/15 He enlisted in Black Boy Western Australia
12/2/16 He embarked Perth on HMAT Miltiades
His elder brother was C J H Brown of The Bungalow Boyup Brook
2/4/16 He transferred from 7th training Battalion to the 51st Battalion in Serapaum
5/6/15 He proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Alexandria and left on the Inverina
12/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
14/8/16 He was wounded in the field,
16/8/16 He was admitted to hospital in Etaples
24/8/16 He embarked for England at Calais and on the same day went to a military hospital in York.
21/9/16 and 22/9/16 He had a furlough in England
31/12/16 He proceeded overseas
1/1/16 He went to Etaples
18/1/17 He proceeded to his unit
18/10/17 He was killed in action in Belgium

In his will he left everything to his mother
20/9/18 Catherine wrote regarding the effects of both sons


BROWN, Frederick John

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