Frederick John Brown
Name Frederick John Brown
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.
- 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
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See Robert Melboure Brown for the information regarding medals and the other brother.