John William Brown

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Brown, Warrant Officer John William no. 89.

1st Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps B Section.

“Levuka” North Parade, Campsie.

Railway Carriage Builder.

Born in Birmingham.

Enlisted at Sydney 24/8/1914, aged 34.


Church of England.

Next of kin: wife, Mrs J.W. Brown, “Levuka” North Parade, Campsie.

Enlisted with the rank of Sergeant.

Embarked from Sydney 20/10/1914 per HMAT A14 Euripides.

Casualty list SMH 4/2/1916 Ill in hospital at Alexandria.

Casualty list DT 27/10/1916 Injured.

Casualty list DT 30/1/1917 Returned to duty.

Returned to Australia 8/10/1918.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 12/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002