William John BROWN MM

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BROWN, William John

Service Number: 6710
Enlisted: 27 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balmain, NSW, 23 January 1885
Home Town: Glebe, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Broom Maker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 August 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6710, 4th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6710, 4th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6710, 4th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Nicholson, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Military Medal

'At STRAZEELE on 16th April, 1918, during an enemy bombardment prior to attack this N.C.O. who was in charge of a Lewis Gun team was buried, together with gun and team; although all his clothes were torn from him he immediately re-organised the team, collected gun and gear, and carried on throughout the attack. He showed splendid courage and devotion to duty and set a fine example to the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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