Allan Reuben (Dick) BROWN


BROWN, Allan Reuben

Service Number: 1028
Enlisted: 8 January 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Terowie Siding, South Australia, 4 September 1893
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Enteric fever, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 26 March 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yorketown Bublacowie Pictorial Honour Roll, Yorketown and District of Melville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
26 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1028, 9th Light Horse Regiment
26 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1028, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
26 Mar 1916: Involvement Trooper, SN 1028, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Trooper Allan Reuben BROWN was born on the 4th September 1893 to Henry ALCOCK and Harriet MILES nee BROWN in Terowie, South Australia.

On the 20th May 1915, he publicly declared that he had changed his name by deed poll to BROWN.

His adopted parents were Mr and Mrs W Brown.

Harriet ALCOCK died in 1906 when Allan was 13 years old.