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Victor Alexander Brown was born in Ballarat and was a jeweller by trade when he enlisted in the 18th Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) on 12 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915. Shortly after reaching Egypt he was admitted to hospital suffering from pleurisy. By June 1916 he had recovered sufficiently to be deployed to France, but in early December he was hospitalised with bronchitis. He was evacuated to hospital in England but his poor health persisted. In February 1917 a Medical Board determined he was æpermanently unfit for general service or service at home' and arrangements were made for his return to Australia aboard the Beltana. He disembarked at Melbourne in June 1917 and was discharged as æmedically unfit – debility – tuberculosis'. He died in September 1921 at the age of 24.
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