Russell Stanley Brown

Russell Stanley Brown

Male 1888 - 1918  (30 years)

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  • Name Russell Stanley Brown 
    Born 1888  Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    War Service 06 Mar 1916  World War I Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Russell Stanley Brown Enlisted in the A.I.F on 06 Mar 1916 into the 2nd Reinforcements, 34 Battalion. 
    The Military Service Record of Russell Stanley Brown
    The Military Service Record of Russell Stanley Brown
    Lt Russell Stanley Brown
    Lt Russell Stanley Brown
    Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Russell Stanley Brown, 34th Battalion, of East Maitland, NSW. Prior to enlistment on 20 March 1916, 2nd Lt Brown worked as a shipping clerk. He embarked on 4 September 1916 from Sydney, NSW, as a Private with the service number 1790, a member of the 2nd Reinforcements, on board HMAT Port Sydney (A15). He was promoted to 2nd Lt in November 1917 and to Lieutenant on 16 March 1918. He was reported missing on 8 May 1918, along with three other officers and thiry-two men. He is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France, as he has no known grave.
    Died 08 May 1918  Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Honours 1919  World War I Find all individuals with events at this location 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Buried Australian Memorial Villers-Bretonneux France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Russell Stanley Brown's body was never recovered or identified. His name appears on the Australian Memorial at Villers-Bretonneau France.
    The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
    The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
    Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

    Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

    The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.

    On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.

    After the war an appeal in Australia raised 22,700, of which 12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.
    Person ID I9895  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2009 

    Father James Charles Brown,   b. 31 Jul 1854, Warkworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1911, Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jane Janson Halloway,   b. 1857,   d. 21 Mar 1937, Roseville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Oct 1881  St Barnabas, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1888 - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 May 1918 - Somme, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Australian Memorial Villers-Bretonneux France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1881.
      Surname Brown, Given Names James C, Sex Male, Event Marriage, Index Year 1881, Spouse Surname Halloway, Spouse Given Names Jane J, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Sydney, Registration Year 1881, Registration Number 1479


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