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Brown, Leslie Brooks (1895–1918)

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LESLIE BROOKS BROWN, son of the late Mr. M. C. Brown and Mrs. M. C. Brown, of Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, was born at East Brisbane on 23rd February, 1895. He was educated at East Brisbane State School, and entered the service of the Bank on 15th November, 1910, at South Brisbane Branch. He was transferred to Roma in November, 1913.

From there he enlisted on 20th July, 1916, and left Australia with reinforcements of the 9th Battalion in October, 1916. He was allotted to the 49th Battalion in July, 1917, and was promoted to the rank of corporal.

His death took place at Corbie on 7th April, 1918, in the early days of the big German attack on Amiens. Corporal Brown and five others were resting behind the lines half an hour before they were to go into action, when a shell dropped and all six were killed.

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