Clive Kewson BROWN

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BROWN, Clive Kewson

Service Number: 3612
Enlisted: 7 June 1917, Jamestown, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coward Springs, South Australia , 21 November 1897
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Gladstone State School
Occupation: Porter, South Australian Railways
Died: Died of wounds, from Gun shot wound to back (received in action), No.12 CCS, Longpre, France, 30 April 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Longpre-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row B, Grave # 10
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gladstone High School WW1 Roll of Honor, Gladstone Memorial Fountain, Gladstone Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Gladstone Town and District WW1 Honour Roll, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Jamestown, South Australia
4 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3612, 50th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3612, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne

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Biography

Rootsweb ID: I321996 Birth Record:  21 Nov 1897 in Coward Springs, South Australia

Father John William Brown living at Gladstone, SA
Mother Hannah Elizabeth Davies

Relatives in service:
1st Cousin:      Private 1242 Clarence Brown, 16th Battalion
                       2/5/1915  - killed in action
                       buried in Quinn's Post Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 18), Gallipoli

1st Cousin:      Private 8965 Arthur Jennings, 10th Field Ambulance
                       21/5/1918 - killed in action
                       buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 17), France

Described on enlisting as 19yrs 6mths old; single; 5' 6" tall; dark complexion;
light brown eyes; brown hair; Church of England; short, thin, well shaven,

7/6/1917     enlisted at Jamestown, SA
                  Private in 50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement

16/7/1917    appointed to Mitcham Camp

2/8/1917      entrained to Melbourne

4/8/1917      embarked from Port of Melbourne, VIC, onboard HMAT A32 Themistocles
2/10/1917    disembarked into Glasgow
3/10/1917    marched into 13th Training Battalion, Codford, England

22/10/1917  sick to Camp Hospital, Codford
10/11/1917  marched out to unit

16/1/1918    proceeded to France, ex Codford
17/1/1918    marched in ex England, into Havre, France

26/1/1918    taken on strenght of 50th Battalion, in the field

Confirmed by 3609 Private H A Borchard:

25/4/1918    10.30pm during the moonlight attack at Villers-Brettoneux, France
                   Private Clive Brown was hit by machine gun shot - wounded in the back
                   - he was still conscious and able to speak
                   - he was taken out to 25th Field Ambulance

26/4/1918   taken to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, in the field
26/4/1918   taken to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, but died later   

30/4/1918    5.50pm died of wounds

1/5/1918      buried in Military Cemetery
                   Longpre-Les-Corps Saints British Cemetery, Somme, France
                   Plot 1, Row B, Grave No. 10
                   Captain H A Griffith CE Chaplain officiated the burial

Clive's name is commemorated on Panel 150 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Medals:       British War Medal (58163), Victory Medal (57127)
                  Memorial Plaque and Scroll (344791)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan  28/4/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown SA for her information.

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