Corporal Charles Thomas Brown

Service number 589
Ranks Held Corporal, Private
Birth Date 1899-01-08
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death Date 1916-06-28
Death Place France
Also known as Charles Bennett
Final Rank Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Corporal Charles Thomas Brown (589, 13th Battalion) was born in Ryde, NSW, on 8 January 1899. He was studying electrical engineering before he enlisted in September 1914 under the alias Charles Bennett. Charles was killed late in the evening of 28 June 1916 when the battalion came under heavy bombardment while relieving the 18th Battalion at White City Post near Erquinghem, France. He is buried in the Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France. Charles was 17 and a half years old at the time of his death.



Date of birth 08 January 1899
Date of enlistment 07 September 1914
Date of embarkation 22 December 1914
Date of death 28 June 1916
Date of fate 28 June 1916