Clive Kewson BROWN


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 HB09 South Australian Railways - Adelaide Railway Station*, Adelaide M04d The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gladstone Public School WW1 Honour Roll, GladstoneHB1*, GladstoneM2L*, Jamestown Memorial 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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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.