David Victor BROWN


BROWN, David Victor

Service Number: 1895
Enlisted: 19 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 6 August 1892
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 6 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

19 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1895, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1895, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Morea, Adelaide

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Mrs. J. Brown, of Rosewater, has been notified that her son, Pte. D. V. Brown, died on August 6 of wounds received in France. He was born in Port Pirie, and educated at the Port Adelaide Public School. For three years he was employed in the Way and Works yard, Glanville, and prior to enlisting was engaged as a wharf labourer. He died on his twenty-fourth birthday. Pte. Brown left for Egypt on August 26, 1915. He was slightly wounded at Gallipoli and also in France, but went back to the lines in June." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 14 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)