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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Brown, Abraham Lincoln (5553)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 44 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 24 April 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5553             view online service record

Evans Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Sylvia Brown (wife)
Evans Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 25 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – 15th Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 8 November 1918
Discharged: Sunday, 9 February 1919


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 11, 2016 12.16 pm 0Likes

    Abraham Lincoln Brown’s only son, Alfred Abraham Brown joined the Royal Australian Navy as an Able Bodied Seaman for a seven-year term on 30 September, 1912, his mother Sylvia shown as next of kin at 178 Ross Street, Port Melbourne.

    He is noted on the AWM Roll of Honour as dying of pneumonic influenza at Port Melbourne on 15 May, 1919 – it is not clear whether this was at his home or elsewhere in Port Melbourne where there was a Naval training base. He was interred in Williamstown General Cemetery. Abraham Brown’s archive reveals that he died 11 June, 1936

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