John Hogg Brown

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Hogg
Last Name: 
Brown
Date of Birth: 
Monday, March 30, 1885
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Brown nee Hogg
Father's Name: 
William Brown
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 30, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Tunnelling Companies Reinforcements
Company: 
2nd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Kiama, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Brown (Service No 8113) was born in Airdie, Scotland.  In 1913 he married Elizaabeth Torrens, a widow, in Kiama, N.S.W.

At enliistment John was 32 years old & worked as a labourer. He embarked from Melbourne on SS Indarra with Tunnelling Companies June 1917 Reinforcements on 26th November 1917.

John arrived in England on 2nd February 1918 and joined 2nd Tunnelling Company in France on 24th March 1918.

He saw service on the Western Front as a miner.

John returned to Australia in August 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 4th October 1919.

He died in Kiama in 1966.  John's service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch and Honour Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BROWN J H

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