Charles Thomas BROWN


BROWN, Charles Thomas

Service Number: 589
Enlisted: 7 September 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia , 8 January 1899
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Chatswood Preparatory School and Fort Street Model School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Electrical Engineering Student
Died: Killed in Action, Armentières, France , 28 June 1916, aged 17 years
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 589, 13th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 589, 13th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 589, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
28 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Corporal Charles Thomas Brown (589, 13th Battalion) was born in Ryde, NSW, on 8 January 1899. He was studying electrical engineering before he enlisted in September 1914 under the alias Charles Bennett. Charles was killed late in the evening of 28 June 1916 when the battalion came under heavy bombardment while relieving the 18th Battalion at White City Post near Erquinghem, France. He is buried in the Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France. Charles was 17 and a half years old at the time of his death.

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