James Centennial BROWN


BROWN, James Centennial

Service Number: 2116
Enlisted: 28 January 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, NSW, 27 November 1888
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 25 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Private James Centennial Brown was killed in action in France on July 26. Private Brown was born in New South Wales 27 years ago, and was the second youngest son of Mr. J. Brown, of Manildra. He was, prior to his enlistment in January, 1915, a much respected resident of Broken Hill, and a member of the A.M.A. He sailed from South Australia in June, 1915, and was on Gallipoli from August 4 until the evacuation. Private Brown's younger brother died of wounds received on Gallipoli, and his sister is a nurse serving with the New Zealand forces. He leaves a widow and one daughter." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)