Francis John BROWN

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
09-March-1915
Place
Esk
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
11
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, A Company
Embarked
24-May-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
29 July 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Name on ROH: F.G. BROWN

Also named on St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board.

 

Francis Brown served at Gallipoli from September to December 1915. He arrived in France in March 1916. In July he was reported missing after heavy fighting at Pozieres. Eleven months later a Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed in action on 29 July. He was just 22. His body was never found.

 

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