James Boyle Brown

First Name: 
James
Middle Name: 
Boyle
Last Name: 
Brown
Date of Birth: 
Friday, August 19, 1870
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Brown nee Boyle
Father's Name: 
Henry Brown
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, September 3, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Tunnelling Company
Company: 
1st
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, May 25, 1940
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Details: 

James Boyle Brown (Service No 55), was born in Ardrie, Scotland, and came to Australia with his family, around 1882.

On 29th August 1891, James married Margaret Kerr, and they had 8 children when he enlisted.

At enlistment, he stated he was 43 years old, in fact, he was 45 years old and working as a miner.

James embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses, with Mining Corps Reinforcement, on 20th February 1916. He arrived in France, on 5th May 1916, and saw service on the Western Front. James was not wounded but had many admissions to hospital, due to sickness. He was returned to Australia in December 1918, and discharged medically unfit, on 11th April 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BROWN J

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