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Life Summary

Name Walter Ernest Brown

3 July, 1885
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia


28 February, 1942 (aged 56)

Occupation *
  • grocer (1897-1911) Tasmania, Australia
  • grocer (1911-1915) New South Wales, Australia
  • soldier (1915-1920) Federal, Australia
  • public servant (1931-1940) New South Wales, Australia
  • soldier (1940-1942) Federal, Australia

* Dates are approximate