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Brown, George Arthur (2803)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 29 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 2 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2803           view online service record

Clarendon Parade
West Footscray

Next of Kin:
Mrs G Brown (wife)
Clarendon Parade
West Footscray

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 1915
Ship: SS Makarini
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 28 January 1916
Discharged: Sunday, 14 May 1916

Amidst some scandal, George ‘married’ Rosabella Grant (nee Perazzo), the widow of James Alexander Grant after the war.

Rosabella’s brother, George Vincent Perazzo embarked for the war on the SS Makarini as part of the 8th Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements in February 1916. George Brown also sailed on the SS Makarini in February 1916 although he was part of the 8th Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcements.

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