Patrick (Paddy) BROWN

BROWN, Patrick

Service Number: VX26172
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 25 January 1901
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner (formerly a Special Constable)
Died: Killed in Action, Libya, 5 April 1941, aged 40 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, VX26172, 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion
18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Caulfield, Victoria
18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, VX26172, 2nd/23rd Infantry Battalion

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My great Uncle Paddy Brown was born at 53 Ferguson Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1901. He had five sisters and one brother. He was a Special Constable in the Ulster Special Constabulary during the troubles in the 1920's in Londonderry.

Sometime in the mid 1920's he emigrated to Australia. He joined the army at the outbreak of war and was killed in action (machine-gunned by a german aircraft) on the Derna Road on 05 April 1941. He is buried near the place where he fell. - Peter McCandless