Marcus Blake Norman (Norman) BROWN

BROWN, Marcus Blake Norman

Service Number: 2291
Enlisted: 27 June 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cape Barren Island, Tasmania, October 1895
Home Town: Cape Barren Island, Flinders, Tasmania
Schooling: Cape Barren Island State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wounds, France, 11 June 1917
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Flinders Island Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

27 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2291, Claremont, Tasmania
21 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2291, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2291, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2291, 40th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, GSW (left thigh)

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Biography contributed by Deb Robinson

"Born 1895 Cape Barren Island to Henry William and Mary Olive Brown (nee Everett) and a great grandson of Woreternemerunnertatteyane and Thomas Beeton, a labourer he embarked Melbourne 21st October 1916 on board “HMAT Port Melbourne” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.The Battalion was sent to Oosthove Farm in Belgium ready for the battle of Messines.  The 40th Battalion lost 317 casualties among them Pte Marcus Brown who died at the 11th Stationary Hospital Rouen France from gunshot wounds to the wrist and left thigh on the 11th June 1917. He was buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France." - SOURCE (