William Henry BROWN

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BROWN, William Henry

Service Number: 6364
Enlisted: 31 May 1916, Roma, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Roma, Queensland, 16 March 1898
Home Town: Roma, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 5 January 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6364, 9th Infantry Battalion, Roma, Queensland
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6364, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6364, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6364 Private William Henry Brown, 9th Battalion, of Mitchell, Qld. A labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Brown embarked with the 20th Reinforcements from Brisbane on HMAT Clan McGillivray on 7th September 1916. On 5th January 1917 he was killed in action at Flers and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)