John Barwood BROWN

BROWN, John Barwood

Service Numbers: Officer, Commissioned Officer
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia, 3 October 1892
Home Town: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Adenitis (Hodgkins), "Corinthia" Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia, 2 February 1920, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery, Queensland
Portion 5, Section 39, Allotment 8, Grave S163
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1
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Non Warlike Service

4 Dec 1911: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant

World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, AGA
24 Jan 1916: Transferred Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, Australian Artillery Training Depot
1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, Brisbane, Queensland
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Barambah embarkation_ship_number: A37 public_note: ''

Non Warlike Service

2 Feb 1920: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Died of illness (Adenitis)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Barwood BROWN was born on 3rd October, 1892 in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland

His parents were Frederick James BROWN and Caroline Sophie SCHAEFFER

John married Gladys Muriel LINEKER in 1916 in Queensland - he was already a career soldier from 1909 & had previous service with the 2nd Australian Garrison Artillery - 7 years service with Australian Military Forces before he enlisted on 1st May, 1916 for WW1

1909-1910 Gunner (Australian Garrison Artillery)

1911-1912 Private in Wide Bay Infantry Regiment

1912-1st July, 1915, 2nd Lieutenant (Australian Garrison Artillery)

1st July, 1915 Lieutenant (Australian Garrison Artillery)

John was taken ill and returned to Australia on 28th August, 1918 on the ship HMAT Barambah

He died on 2nd February, 1920 at the home of his parents at "Corinthia", Kelvin Grove and is buried in Toowong Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial