Name: Arnold Brown

 

Birth Date: 22 July, 1894 Where: Sydney, N.S.W.

Died: 6 June, 1960

 

Bateman's Bay, N.S.W.
Place of Enlistment: Blackboy Hill, Western Australia Age: 20
Serial Number: 221, NX393 Battalion: 28th
Rank on Enlistment: Sergeant Rank on Discharge/Death: Major

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal, Mentioned in Despatches, Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order

 

Photograph Brown,Arnold
Service Details:

 

 

8 March

1915                      Blackboy Hill Training camp

24 April

1915                      Sergeant

9 June

1915                      Embarked from Fremantle

August

1915                      Embarked Egypt

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

12 February

1916                      Promoted 2nd Lieutenant

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

30 June

1916                      Appointed Lieutenant

29 July – 27 Aug.

1916                      Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

4 August

1916                      Pozieres

6 September

1916                      Hospital

6 November

1916                      Returned to duty

16 November

1916                      Wounded in action

19 November

1916                      Promoted Captain

25 January

1917                      Rejoined Unit

February

1917                      Warlencourt

8 February

1917                      Awarded Military Cross

March

1917                      Attack on Malt Trench

17 Apri

1917                      Promoted T/Major

May

1917                      Battle of Bullecourt (Hindenburg Line)

June

1917                      Bapaume

2 July

1917                      Awarded Distinguished Service Order

1 August

1917                      Mentioned in Despatches

4 August

1917                      Major

August

1917                      Cassel

18 September

1917                      Ypres

28 September

1917                      Wounded in action

2 March

1918                      Rejoined Unit

7 April

1918                      Dernacourt

20 April

1918                      Ville Sur-Ancre

May

1918                      Morlancourt

27 June

1918                      Villers-Bretonneux

6 July

1918                      Senior Officers School

8 August

1918                      Battle of Amiens

29 August

1918                      Somme

29 Sept

1918                      Rejoined Unit

11 November

1918                      Armistice

5 April

1919                      Returned to Australia

30 July

1919                      Appointment terminated

WW2

1939 - 1946            Re-enlisted. See biographical details

 

 

 

 

Biographical Details:

Re-enlisted WW2, Promoted Lt Colonel in command of 2/1 pioneer Battalion, Mentioned in Despatches (1941), awarded OBE (1942). Served in North Africa and New Guinea. Member of War Crimes Tribunal. Appointment terminated 30 August, 1946. More: Brown