Aubrey Edward Furnell BROWN


BROWN, Aubrey Edward Furnell

Service Numbers: 6406, 6407
Enlisted: 3 July 1916, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pambula, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Pambula, Bega Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Pambula Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Illness (appendicitis), Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917
Cemetery: Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery
Row C, Grave 4952
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Pambula District Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6406, 19th Infantry Battalion, Sydney
11 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6407, 19th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6407, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
29 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6406, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Aubrey Edward Furnell BROWN was born in 1897 in Pambula, NSW

His parents were Edward BROWN and Emma Matilda FURNELL who married in Eden in 1895 - one known brother, Wallace Witts BROWN

Aubrey enlisted on 3rd July, 1916 at the Sydney Showground for WW1 and was with the 19th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, A Company, 5 Brigade which embarked from Sydney on the ship Suevic on 11th November, 1916

He died at sea of appendicitis aboard the HMAT Suevic (A29) on 29th January, 1917.  After arrival in England his body was sent to the Military Hospital at Devonport - he is buried in Efford Cemetery in Plymouth, and his name is memorialised at the Australian War Memorial.

He was awarded the British War Medal