BROWN, William Lawson
(Service number 6/420)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||Wai-iti Road, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Henry BROWN, Wai-iti Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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William Lawson BROWN. Son of Henry BROWN. William was one of many keen and determined applicants at the Drill Shed on 11 August 1914. He was not one of those rejected, mostly for defects to the teeth and one or two on account of height; he passed the medical exanimation and was sworn in. The successful applicants were liable to be called up at any moment, and it was quite probable that they would leave Timaru in a matter of days for the central camp at Christchurch as part of the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment's quota.
Cenotaph Database [02 September 2014]; Timaru Herald, 12 August 1914 (Papers Past) [01 September 2014]
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