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BROWN Percy Geach

Service number 2111

Returned to Australia on the 8 June 1919.

Discharged on the 7 August 1919.

Percy was wounded and hospitalised during his service in the Middle East, he was also admitted to hospital for influenza and pneumonia. He was then transferred to the 1st Australian Field Bakery.

South Bourke and Mornington Journal, Thursday 9 September 1915

“Percy Brown son of Mr Enos Brown, is also amongst the list of wounded. He played cricket for Upper Beaconsfield and was a fairly decent bat.”

After the war Percy was considered a qualified Baker and took up employment in Pakenham East, Victoria.

He married on the 21 March 1925, Avis Myrtle Smith at St James Church, Pakenham, Victoria. During the 1920’s Percy was employed as a Baker in a local bakery.

In the mid 1930’s Percy and Avis then moved to Dromana, Victoria.

Died on 10 September 1983 Mornington, Victoria.

Cremated 13 September 1983, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Australian War Graves, Wall A, inscription 001.

Name BROWN, Percy Geach
Service Number 2111
Rank Private
Roll 5 infantry Battalion- 1 to 12 Reinforcements (December 1914 – November 1915)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 25 June 1915
City Sydney
Ship HMAT Ceramic A40
Age 20 years
Birth Place 31 October 1895, Beaconsfield, Victoria
Father Enos Brown, Montuna Park, Beaconsfield
Mother Lavinia Emma “Minnie” Stephens
Religion Church of England
Occupation Driver
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted Joined AIF- 15 March 1915
Height 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches
Complexion Medium, Eyes- Blue, Hair- Dark Brown