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BROWN, Robert Melbourne


Private 142

16th Battalion


His mother, Mrs. Catherine Brown of Bair St Leongatha. His brother Frederick Brown was also killed.

Helena Vale Black Boy Perth, Western Australia

Age 19 years 10 months 5'8", 130 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Church of England


He was killed in action at Gallipoli in April 1915. This was confirmed by a Court of Enquiry on the 29/9/1917.

The Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey

It appear that the Woorayl Shire was where he resided with his mother before he went to Western Australia

A Leongatha State School past student
8/9/14 He enlisted in Helena Vale Blackboy Hill Perth Western Australia
22/12/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic
12/4/15 He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
19/5/15 He was missing in action at Gallipoli
29/9/17 There was a Court of Inquiry at Rouen that concluded he had died in April at Gallipoli, confirmed by Lt General Birdwood
His medals went to Mr. C J H Brown at Boyup Brook W A by mistake
Catherine Brown received his Star in Leongatha in 1920
15/7/21Mrs Brown received the scroll
Mrs. Brown died and the medals went to another son and brother Mr. C J H Brown of the Police Station Bunbury W A.
By 31/8/21 both parents are deceased and C Brown received all medals as the eldest brother
There were two brothers killed R M Brown and F J Brown


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