Albert Horace BROWN MM

BROWN, Albert Horace

Service Number: 2719
Enlisted: 25 January 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Field Ambulance
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: 1 March 1958, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2719, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2719, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '22' embarkation_place: '' embarkation_ship: '' embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
7 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Field Ambulance, Egypt
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge
22 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Field Ambulance
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2719, 3rd Field Ambulance, "The Last Hundred Days"

Military Medal at Broodseinde Ridge

'At BROODSEINDE RIDGE East of YPRES this stretcher Bearer was assisting in clearing wounded under the most difficult and trying conditions from 4th to 9th October, 1917. Owing to the severe weather the mud was in places over the knees of the bearers and the route was shelled severely during the greater part of the time. On 9th October he took a squad from the R.A.P. under heavy shell, rifle and machine gun fire for 600 yards to find a Regtl. Stretcher Bearer who had been previously sniped, and dressed and brought him safely to cover. He set a most inspiring example of cheerfulness and devotion to duty.'

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Mother, Mrs Mary E Brown, Wehl Street, Clarville, Mt Gambier, South Australia

 

Last known residence - 9 Weewanda St Glenelg