Australia Service Medal : Sergeant A Brown, 2/5 Armoured Regiment

Accession Number REL38437.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Nickel Silver
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1949-1950
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Australia Service Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of Sergeant Arthur Brown during the Second World War. Born at Witton Park, near Durham, England on 16 September 1923, Brown served in the militia for six months as a trooper with 2 Armoured Regiment before enlisting at Sydney in the Citizen Military Forces on 29 December 1941. At the time he was 18 years old and working as a clerk. Assigned the service number N211167, Brown trained as a driver operator.

On 22 June 1942 Brown transferred to the Second AIF and was assigned the service number NX148340, serving in New South Wales with 2 Australian Army Tank Battalion. In 1943 he qualified as a Special Group II driver operator. Brown was posted to 2/5 Armoured Regiment in Queensland in May 1944 and served there until October 1945.

In January 1946 he was promoted to corporal and then to lance sergeant, serving in District Accounts, Eastern Command, in Sydney. He transferred to the Cowra Prisoner of War Group in April 1946, assisting in the administration of the repatriation of Italian and Japanese POWs, and was confirmed as sergeant in June. Arthur Brown was discharged on 1 August 1946.