Eli Frederick BROWN MM


BROWN, Eli Frederick

Service Numbers: 1644, 1640A
Enlisted: 18 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Belton, South Australia, 5 September 1894
Home Town: Pekina, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Peak Vale Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 May 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1644, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1644, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1644, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1644, 48th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First), GSW (back)
5 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Villers-Bretonneux
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1640A, 48th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1640A Private Eli Frederick Brown, 48th Battalion of Pekina, SA. A labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Brown embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Aeneas on 11th April 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for 'gallantry and devotion to duty' at Albert on 5th April 1918. On 5th May 1918 Pte Brown was killed in action and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)