William Charles Pinnegar BROWN

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BROWN, William Charles Pinnegar

Service Number: 6219
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkside, South Australia, Australia, 2 December 1885
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter SAR
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 May 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
Sp. Mem. A. 8
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Black Forest Parkside West Methodist Church and School Roll of Honor WW1, Quorn Cross of Sacrifice, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Quorn, South Australia, Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6219, 10th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6219, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement SN 6219, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Son of Thomas BROWN and Ruth nee PINNEGAR

 

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

THE LATE PRIVATE W. C. P. BROWN.

Private W. C. P. Brown, who was killed in action in France on May 4, 1917, was the eldest son of Mr. Thomas Brown, late of Cambridge-terrace, New Parkside, now of Berri. He was 31 years of age. Prior to enlisting in May last year he was employed as carpenter at the locomotive shops, Quorn, where he had many friends. He left South Australia on August 28, 1916, and spent some time in training in England before proceeding to France in December. He left a widow and two little children who now reside in Parkside. Private Brown's younger brother, Frank, died of wounds received in the battle of Pozieres last August.

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