William James Lamington BROWN

William James Lamington Brown Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Warwick
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Blacksmith
Enlisted
14-October-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
3369
Rank
Private
Unit
49th Battalion, 9th Reinforcements
Embarked
24-January-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
15 June 1918
Place
France
Cemetery or Memorial
Vignacourt British Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

William Brown arrived in France in April 1917. In September he was wounded in action  at Polygon Wood and hospitalised in Camiers, re-joining his unit in November. On 13 June 1918 he was wounded in action and admitted to the 61st Casualty Clearing Station where he died of his wounds two days later. He was 21.