Harold Clare Brown

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Harold Clare Brown
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Feb 1894
Place of Birth Middle Swan, Western Australia
Death 10 Jan 1972, aged 77
Place of Death Osborne Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 47 years, 6 months
Description 5'7½" (1.72m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair ; scar on left forearm
Occupation Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address Clifton street, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Dorothy Gwenlynn Hope Brown
Military Information
Reg Number W15944
Date of Enlistment 11 Aug 1941
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 5th Military District Accounts Office
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Harold Clare Brown
Plaque Information
Date of Birth 10 Feb 1894
Age at Death 77 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Harold Clare Brown Born 1895 Died 10/01/1972 Aged 77 Years

WW 1 Service

During the first war Harold had served in the 4th Machine Gun Battalion in France.

Between the wars

During 1925 Harold married Dorothy Gwenlynn Hope Saunders (1902 - 1975).

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1930 Hines Hill, farmer; 1936 Clifton street, Kelmscott, poultry farmer; 1943 "Portaferry" Albany road, Kelmscott, soldier.

War Service

On 11 Aug 1941 Harold was called up for full time duty in the militia, enlisting in Perth. On 27 Oct 1941 he was transferred to 8th Supply Personnel Company where on 20 Nov 1941 he was promoted Corporal. Sent home on sick leave on 14 Sep 1942, he was then admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital on 20 Sep 1942 with tonsillitis. On 29 Sep 1942 he was released from hospital to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot.

On 7 Mar 1943 Harold was granted leave, and then LWOP from 31 Jan - 6 Feb 1944. On 27 Mar 1944 Harold was promoted Acting Sergeant. He was confirmed in the rank on 14 Jul 1944 before being released for discharge on 9 December. Harold was discharged 3 days later on 12 Dec 1944.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 "Portaferry" Albany road, Kelmscott; 1954 Reynolds road, Forrestfield, farmer; 1968 at 3005 Albany highway, Kelmscott, Nurseryman.


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