Percival Henry BROWN MC, MiD

BROWN, Percival Henry

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 30 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 22 January 1893
Home Town: Sherwood, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Mt Morgan State School, Rockhampton Grammar School and Brisbane Kings College
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Natural causes (prolonged illness), Sherwood, Queensland, 1 September 1932, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Grave Location: 25-35-10/11, Portion 25/Section 35/Graves 10, by 11.
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Brisbane, Queensland
1 Jan 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
20 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
24 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 3rd Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Mr. P. H. Brown.

The death occurred yesterday morning of Mr. Percival Henry Brown, M.C., ME., and A.M.I.C.E. (London), at the age of 39 years. The deceased was the third son of the late Rev. William Brown, and passed away after an extended illness at his residence, Dudley Street, Sherwood. Born in Ipswich on January 22, 1893, the late Mr. Brown secured a scholarship at the Mt. Morgan State School, and after attending the Rockhampton Grammar School went to the Queensland University. He took his final engineering examination early in older to enlist for service in the Great War. He later obtained an appointment in the Indian Civil Service, and for live years was in charge of large irrigation works in India, including the Maniari irrigation system. Upon his return to  Queensland he was placed in charge of the Silverwood dam, in the Warwick district. He was later appointed chief engineer to the Irrigation Commission, and held that position until sickness intervened a few months ago. He was an enthusiastic worker for the Sherwood Methodist Church, and besides being a local preacher was superintendent of the Sunday School. He was one of the earliest students of King's College, Brisbane, and after being president of the Students' Association of that institution became president of the Past Students' Association. He is survived by his widow and three children." - from the Brisbane Courier 02 Sep 1932 (nla.gov.au)

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