Ernest Angus BROWN


BROWN, Ernest Angus

Service Numbers: 3279A, 3279
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Egerton, Victoria, January 1894
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Dana Street State School
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 21 August 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3279A, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3279A, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3279A, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
21 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3279, 9th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3279 Corporal Ernest Angus Brown, 25th Battalion, of Ballarat, Vic. Pte Brown was a bank accountant before enlisting on 6 August 1915. He embarked from Brisbane on HMAT Itonus on 30 December 1915 with the 7th Reinforcements. He was transferred to 9th Battalion on 4 March 1916, and was killed in action in France on 21 August 1916, aged 22." - SOURCE (