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George W. Brown


22nd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa
  • Planted By: Miss M. Allen
  • Plaque: 2887

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Born in Victoria and a Carpenter by trade, George William Brown was 22 years and single when enlisted on the 9th of February 1915 in the 22nd Battalion, B Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1038. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on the 10th of May 1915. On the 26th of November 1915 admitted to hospital bullet wound throat and both legs, Malta; on the 27th of November 1915 admitted to Hospital bullet wound scalp, Gallipoli. On the 12th of December 1915 dangerously ill later on the 21st of January 1916 declared out of danger. On the 23rd of February 1916 transferred to Tigne Hospital, Egypt per 'Marama', Malta. On the 27th of February 1916 again admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis shrapnel wounds legs; on the 21st of March 1916 admitted to No.1 Auxiliary Hospital bullet wounds thigh ex 1st Australian General Hospital. On the 11th of April 1916 invalided to Australia from Heliopolis and embarked from Australia per 'Karoola' for discharge and was listed as returned to Australia on the 12th of April 1916. TreeNo.2887

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour