Ernest BROWN

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BROWN, Ernest

Service Number: NX60119
Enlisted: 22 July 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Molong, New South Wales, 30 May 1903
Home Town: Molong, Cabonne, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Malaya, 19 January 1942, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX60119, Paddington, New South Wales
22 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN NX60119, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
19 Jan 1942: Involvement Corporal, SN NX60119, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore

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Biography

"...NX60119 Corporal Ernest Brown, 2/19th Battalion of Molong, NSW. The husband of Eleanor Mary Brown, Cpl Brown was killed in action in Malaya on 19 January 1942, aged 38. His son and namesake, NX60115 Ernest Godfrey Brown enlisted in July 1940 and served with the 2/19 Australian Infantry Battalion. Another son, NX178149 Lance Corporal Leslie Arthur Brown, enlisted March 1944 and served in both the Second World War and with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) in Japan." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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