Eric Thomas BROWN

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BROWN, Eric Thomas

Service Numbers: 360A, 360
Enlisted: 25 August 1914, Randwick, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moruya, New South Wales, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Enmore, Armidale Dumaresq, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: GSW to head - Gallipoli, Died of wounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England
Netley Military Cemetery, Hound Hampshire Plot C, Row E, Grave 1692, Netley Military Cemetery, Netley, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Randwick, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 360A, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 360A, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 360, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

4 Battalion

Rank - Private

Died of head wounds at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Thomas and Euromd Kiora Brown, 15 Belmore Street, Enmore, Sydney

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 24th May.... Private Eric Thomas Brown was born at Moruya, New South Wales in 1889. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 25th August, 1914 at Randwick, Sydney, NSW as a 24 year old, single, Printer.

Private Eric Thomas Brown embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Euripides (A14) on 20th October, 1914 with the 4th Infantry Battalion “D” Company.

Private Eric Thomas Brown was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England on 20th May, 1915 seriously ill with gunshot wounds to skull.
[Note - The Service Record file for Private Eric Thomas Brown does not list his movements after boarding HMAT Euripides (A14) on 20th October, 1914 in Sydney. No details are given as to when or where he was wounded in action. Newspaper Memorial Notices indicate that Private Eric Thomas Brown was wounded at the Dardanelles.]

Private Eric Thomas Brown died on 24th May, 1915 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England from wounds received in action – gunshot wound to skull. He was buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, England where 49 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/a---j.html

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