Edmond Hepple Brown MID

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Edmond Hepple Brown MID
Personal Information
Date of Birth 20 Mar 1914
Place of Birth Subiaco, Western Australia
Death 27 May 1984, aged 70
Place of Death Bunbury, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 25 years, 6 months
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr William Brown
Military Information
Reg Number WX1188
Date of Enlistment 7 Nov 1939
Rank Captain
Unit/Formation 6th Division Signals Company
Transport Details Aircraft Thailand to Singapore
Transport Details HMT Moreton Bay Singapore to Fremanlte
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals Mentioned in Despatches
1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

28 Nov 1932 - 17 Feb 1933 & 28 Nov 1933 - 22 Dec 1933 A University Student employed by the WAGR Mechanical Division at the Midland Junction workshops during vacations. In 1936 he was living in River road, Kelmscott working as an orchardist.

War Service

Enlisted at Subiaco.

11 Dec 1943 married Leila Betty Wellman (1918 - 2000)

Award Comment

Mention in Despatches for distinguished services in the South-West Pacific area.[1][2]

Demobilised on 28 Sep 1945

Post War

Children: Barbara Annette Brown (1946 - 1958); plus 2 sons and another daughter

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 River road, Kelmscott, orchardist; 1958 - 1963 Guppy street, Pemberton, storekeeper; 1977-80 Short street, Eaton, retired


  1. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 21 Feb 1946 on page 410, position 18
  2. London Gazette 14 Feb 1946 on page 944 position 43

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