Clarence Charles William BROWN

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BROWN, Clarence Charles William

Service Number: 516
Enlisted: 23 February 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gladstone South Australia, 19 November 1893
Home Town: Gladstone, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers Plot X, Row L Grave No. 8
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crystal Brook Warnertown and District WW1 Honour Board, Port Pirie Oval WW1 Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

23 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 516, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

 

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

THE LATE LANCE CORPORAL C. C. BROWN

Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown, of the Railways Department, Warnertown, have been advised that their son, Lance-Corporal C. C. Brown, aged 24, was killed in France on November 5. He was previously reported as missing. Lance-Corporal Brown, well known as "Card," enlisted on February 26, 1915, and sailed in May of the same year. He served on Gallipoli and subsequently went to France. Lance-Corporal Brown was connected with the traffic branch of the South Australian Railways Department prior to enlisting. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87439305 (nla.gov.au)

 

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