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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Boot Operator by trade, Edmund Grenfell Geoffry Bown was 20 years and single when enlisted on the 26th of July 1916 in the 60th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1871. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on the 4th of May 1916. On the 22nd of March 1917 admitted to 5th DRS Subacute Rheumatism; 31st of August 1917 admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, Chancre; on the 13th of September 1917 transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre; on the 2nd of January 1918 transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, avreadmitted to War Hospital Norwich, England on the 21st of January 1918; 12th of February 1918 transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital; on the 14th of June 1918 admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital ex A.M.P. Warwick Square- influenza. And was listed as returned to Australia per 'Anchises' on the 28th of February 1919. Disembarked Melbourne on the 17th of April 1919. Discharged at Melbourne on the 1st of June 1919 with the termination of period of enlistment. Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) *Given name Edmund Grenfell Tree No. 2982