Oswald Stafford Brown

First Name: 
Oswald
Middle Name: 
Stafford
Last Name: 
Brown
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, May 17, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Matilda Brown (nee) Stafford
Father's Name: 
Isaac Brown
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 31, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
30th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 28, 1918
Place of Death: 
Fournacourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Oswald Stafford Brown (Service No 1208) was born in Coolamon, N.S.W. in 1888, the son of Isaac and Matilda Brown of Cordeaux River.

He was a school teacher and enlisted at age 27 in July 1915.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT Beltana A72 with the 30th Battalion on 9th November, 1915.  Oswald saw service on the Western Front and was promoted to Corporal on 1st July, 1918. A short time later he was killed in action.

Oswald is buried in Heath Cemetery at Picardie, France; Plot v, Row G, Grave 20.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; BROWN O S

Images

Oswald Stafford Brown grave

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.