Ernest Samuel BROWN MID, MID

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BROWN, Ernest Samuel

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 12 September 1875
Home Town: Haberfield, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Newcastle Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 6 Chaplain Rev. J.M. McPhee officiated Headstone inscription reads: For King and Country he laid down his life
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 3rd Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, For actions of conspicuous gallantry and valuable service Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 October 1915, page 2736, position 28 London Gazette on 5 August 1915, page 7668, position 26
5 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Promoted when transferred to the 2nd Battalion to take charge
5 May 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 3rd Battalion
7 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Remained on duty
19 Jul 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Transferred back from the 2nd Battalion
3 Aug 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Second occasion. For conspicuous and valuable service in early August 1915 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 6 April 1916, page 861, position 121 London Gazette on 28 January 1916, page 1208, position 39
6 Aug 1915: Involvement 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ernest Samuel and Alison Brown.

Husband of Hannah Brown nee Burgess of 'Royston', Helen Street, Artamon, NSW formerly of Parramatta Road, Haberfield, NSW. Ernest and Hannah were married during 1898 in the Paddington district. Father of Ivy May Brown and Ernest Roy Brown

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

Prior to enlisting for War duties his promotions were:-

1 April 1910 to Lieutenant

1 July 1912 to Captain