George William BROWN

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
22-September-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
25
Status
Married
Service No
4256
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
17-November-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
January 1919
Notes

Name on ROH: W.G. BROWN

Also named on Toowoomba Raff St Uniting Church Roll of Honour.

 

George Brown trained at the Grantham Machine Gun School from June 1917, transferred to the 25th Machine Gun Company in August and arrived in France in September. In April 1918 he was wounded in action by gas and was hospitalised at Camiers, re-joining his unit in June. He was severely wounded in the chest by gunshots in September and evacuated to Birmingham’s 1st Southern General Hospital. He returned to Australia in January 1919 and was discharged in April.

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