Lawrence Victor BROWN

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BROWN, Lawrence Victor

Service Number: 2788
Enlisted: 12 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, 9 February 1891
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Jamestown High School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 19 August 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot 5, Row G, Grave 25
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Jamestown HB04 WW1 Baptist*, Jamestown Memorial Arch*
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2788, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2788, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2788, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2788, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Rootsweb ID: I323030 Birth Record: 9 Feb 1891 in Jamestown, South Australia.

Father Thomas Brown and Mother Frances BROWN, living at Leamington, Jamestown, SA.

Prior to enlisting he had trained as a Blacksmith.

He had three cousins killed in service in France.

Described on enlisting as 24yrs 4mths old; single; 5' 8" tall; 165 lbs;
dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Baptist

12/6/1915      enlisted at Keswick, SA
                     as a Private in 10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

1/7/1915        appointed to Mitcham Camp

21/9/1915      embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A15 Star Of England

25/11/1915    taken on strength from reinforcements, at Mudros

29/12/1915    disembarked off of HT Seeang Bee into Alexandria

1/3/1916        appointed Lance Corporal with 10th Infantry Battalion, on the front line

27/3/1916      embarked onboard HT Saxonia to join the British Expeditionary Forces
                     ex Alexandria
3/4/1916        disembarked into marseilles, France

10/6/1916      promoted to Corporal in 10th Infantry Battalion, France

25/7/1916      Gun shot wound to head, France

27/7/1916      admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, France

19/8/1916      killed in action
buried in:        Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
                      Plot V, Row G, Grave No. 25

Corporal Lawrence Victor Brown's name is commemorated at Panel #58 at the
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:          1914/15 Star (2412); British War medal (19562); Victory medal (19490)
                     Memorial Plaque and Scroll (326980)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan, 28/4/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.

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