David Brownlie

First Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Brownlie
Mother's Name: 
Mary Brownlie
Father's Name: 
James Brownlie
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 21, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 2, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

David Brownlie (Service No 3703) was born in Ipswich, Queensland around 1887.

When he enlisted he was living in Balgownie, N.S.W, with his father.  He was single, 28 years old and employed as a miner and electrical engineer.

David embarked from Sydney on HMAT A7 Medic with 12th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion on 30th December 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 13th Battalion on 29th March 1916 and arrived in France with them on 8th June 1916.

On 2nd July 1916 David was sheltering in a trench with others when a shell blew the parapet in (A parapet is a barrier which is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure), and he was hit in the head and killed instantly. 

David is buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery Plot IV, Row D, Grave 11, at Bois-Grenier France, and commemorated on the Balgownie Presbyterian Church Honour Roll.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BROWNLIE D

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