The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Brown
First Name:
Sydney Thomas
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8789
Classification:
Batman/Runner
Company:
'D' Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
23.07.1911
Place of Birth:
Burracoppin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Sydney Thomas Brown
Mothers's Name:
Emma Brown
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 30.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
2/9th Field Ambulance
Date of Death:
8.02.1942

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at the 14 mile peg on Lim Chu Kong Road on 8.2.1942. He was taken to 2/9th Field Ambulance in same truck that evacuated Lieutenant Wankey. It is believed Sydney Thomas Brown died of shock in hospital as a result of his wounds.

 

 

In the 1936 and 1937 Electoral Rolls Sydney Brown was recorded residing at 412 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, occupation miner.  This was the home of Emma and Louis Horn.

Emma Horn died 30 July 1953 at Kalgoorlie aged 71 years.  Her husband Louis Albert Horn died 18 October 1945.  They were both buried at Kalgoorlie cemetery.

 

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