Eric Roy Brown

First Name: 
Eric
Middle Name: 
Roy
Last Name: 
Brown
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, June 15, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Lydia Brown nee Knight
Father's Name: 
Frederick Brown
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 25, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Machine Gun Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, October 6, 1971
Place of Death: 
Warwick Queensland,
Details: 

Eric Brown was born in Dapto, NSW in 1893 and moved to Queensland with his family some time after 1906.

At the time of enlistment in Brisbane, Queensland with his brother Ambrose Brown (Service no 3129) Eric was single, 23 years of age, employed as a farmer and resided in Belmont, Queensland.

Eric embarked with his brother on HMAT A64 - Demosthenes with the 49th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements on 23 December 1916.  He arrived in England on 3 March 1917.  Eric was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 29 June 1917 and joined the 1st Machine Gun Company in Belgium on 23 October 1917. 

Eric was granted leave for employment in England from 12 May 1919 until 11 July 1919 and returned to Australia in August 1919 and discharged on 21 November 1919.

In 1922 he married Elsie Bullock in Murwillumbah, Queensland.

Eric died in Warwick, Queensland in 1971.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BROWN E R

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