William Creighton BROWNE MM

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Cawdor
Occupation
Student
Enlisted
03-April-1917
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
4994
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 14th Reinforcements
Embarked
14-June-1917
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
July 1919
Notes

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

 

Military Medal citation: "During operations of 26th/27th August 1918 east of Bray, this man together with Private E.C. Houston , was in the front line position and saw an enemy ambulance car leaving the vicinity of our lines. These men left their position and worked towards the car under heavy machine gun fire. Before the driver had time to escape they captured the car, entered it and ordered the driver to return to our lines. On seeing the car turn about the enemy opened fire and killed the driver. Browne and Houston succeeded in bringing in the car."

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