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.

 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

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See Robert Melboure Brown for the information regarding medals and the other brother.

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