Sydney Bunten BROWN

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BROWN, Sydney Bunten

Service Number: 197
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: St. Bee's School, Cumberland.
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot II. Row K. Grave 5.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 197, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 197, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 197, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 26 and the son of H. and Margaret Elizabeth Mackae Brown. His sister, Sheila, was resident in Kingussie.

He is one of three Australian casualties of the Great War commemorated on the Kingussie war memorial. Kingussie is in Inverness-shire, Scotland. The war memorial is located opposite the Duke of Gordon Hotel at the south end of village, at the junction of High Street and Station Road, Kingussie. It takes the form of a Celtic Cross of polished grey granite with a carved badge of the Cameron Highlanders on the front, at the base of the shaft, and a Gaelic motto below; the whole is set on a square plinth of granite blocks, with an inset of inscription and names panels, on a two-stepped base in the centre of a circular paved area surrounded by garden beds and lawns. The memorial was dedicated in 1921.

AIR CHUIMHNE NAN SONN NACH MAIREANN


TO THE MEMORY OF OUR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS WHO DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY.


THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED IN GRATITUDE BY THE PEOPLE OF KINGUSSIE.

"ETERNAL HONOUR TO THE TRUE AND BRAVE,
WHO FOR THEIR NATIVE LAND THEIR LIFE BLOOD GAVE"


AND FOR THOSE ALSO IN 1939-1945.

The other two are:

Private Laghlan [Lachlan] McQuuen,Service Number 1869, of the 50th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died 02/04/1917.

Private Donald McAlpin,Service Number 2220, of the 21st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died 26/08/1916.

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