Leslie Brook BROWN


BROWN, Leslie Brook

Service Number: 6712
Enlisted: 19 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, February 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: France, Somme (Corbie area), 10 April 1918, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie
Row C, Grave No. 6
Memorials: East Brisbane War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6712, 9th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6712, 9th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6712, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
30 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
14 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6712, 49th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, Knee?

Pte Leslie Brooks BROWN

From 49th Battalion, 13th Brigade, A.I.F. War Diary

AISEAU 20 April 1919
Church Parade at 1045 hrs. Concert and dance at night.
Featured soldier: Following the Armistice, many memorials were established by communities and families. Perhaps one of the most interest was for the following soldier.
Leslie Brooks BROWN (6712) was a 21 year old single bank clerk when he enlisted in Brisbane, Queensland on 19 July 1916. He listed as his next of kin, his Mother, Mrs M C Brown, Lytton Road, East Brisbane, Queensland. BROWN embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916 as a member of the 9th Battalion, 22 Reinforcement and disembarked in Plymouth on 9 January 1917. Following training in Lyndhurst, England as well as hospitalisation at Parkhouse Hospital with mumps he proceeded overseas and was taken on strength of 49th Battalion in France on 30 June 1917. He was wounded in action on 14 October 1917 and following treatment rejoined the Unit. BROWN was killed in Action on 10 April 1918. He is buried at La Neuville Communal Cemetery, France. Subsequently his parents, William and Mary Clancey BROWN moved to 'Lesbrook', 109 Thorn Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland - the name of the house reflecting the names of their son. Photo from Australian War Memorial collection. Other from Service Record.

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