George Edward BROWN c.1833-1894
&
Ann BELL c.1834-1930

Kent, England; East Lothian, Scotland; Melbourne, Creswick & Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

George Edward BROWN c.1833-1894, b. Kent, England, to Stephen BROWN and Martha SCOTT, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria; married in 1854 at Collingwood (Melbourne), Victoria to Ann BELL 1834-1930, b. 1834 Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland to Andrew BELL and Isabella WOOD, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria. They had ten children at Melbourne, Creswick, Merino and Digby, Victoria.

George Edward BROWN was a carpenter and farmer at "Ardgarton" Station near Digby in the 1870s.

George Edward BROWN was recorded in the "Hamilton Spectator" of 10th May 1879 as a butcher and sheep-farmer of Digby when he was recorded as a new insolvent.

G. E. BROWN was listed as a buyer of one of the first Digby town allotments.

George Edward BROWN and Ann BELL had the following children:

  1. Henry Edward BROWN 1856-1858, b. Melbourne, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria;

  2. Isabella "Bell" BROWN 1858-1920, b. Melbourne, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1879 to Charles BARKER 1856-1888, b. Coleraine, S-W Victoria, d. Digby, S-W Victoria;

  3. William BROWN 1860-1935, b. 1860 Creswick, Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria; m. 1887 at Digby, S-W Victoria to Frances SIMKIN 1863-1962, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, to Henry SIMKIN and Catherine COWELL; d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria. William BROWN was a selector at Digby, later of "Wyndarra," Strathkellar (near Hamilton), Victoria.
    William BROWN and Frances SIMKIN had the following family;
    1. Henry Edward "Harry" BROWN 1888-1963, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Heywood, S-W Victoria, m. 1919 to Mignonette "Minnie" ULLITHORNE 1886-1969, b. Heywood, S-W Victoria, to Oscar ULLITHORNE and Alice PONTIN, d. Heywood, S-W Victoria. WW1 service in Egypt, Gallipoli and France (wounded twice)...
      • 1915, May : Labourer, single, aged 26y, "Wyndarra" Strathkellar (near Hamilton), S-W Victoria.
      • 1915, May 13 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, enlisted at Hamilton, Victoria
      • 1915, Jul 16 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, embarked "Demosthenes" from Melbourne, Vic.
      • 1915, Aug 30 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, (to Gallipoli from Egypt)
      • 1916, Aug 26 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, (wounded in action, France [1])
      • 1917, Mar 20 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, (wounded in action, France [2])
      • 1917, Aug 27 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, embarked "Parkeha" England, for RTA (wounded)
      • 1917, Dec 10 : Pte 1672, 23rd Battalion, AIF, discharged (medically unfit-wounded)
      • Tree No. 74 : Digby Avenue of Honour, planted by Mr W BROWN

    2. Allan BROWN [M.M.] 1890-1968, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria; m. 1916 at Hamilton to Ellen SHIPHAM 1889-1970, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria. Children - Allan William and George. WW1 service in France and Belgium, awarded M.M....
      • 1916, Jan : Carpenter, single, aged 26y 8m, Wyndarra" Strathkellar (near Hamilton), S-W Vic.
      • 1916, Jan 31 : Pte 42, enlisted in the AIF at Hamilton, Victoria.
      • 1916, Apr 6 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, Ballarat, Victoria.
      • 1916, May 27 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, emarked on "Ascanius" Melbourne, Victoria.
      • 1917, Jun 7-9 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, near Messines, Belgium (awarded M.M. for bravery in this action)
      • 1918, Aug 10 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, wounded in action (gassed), France
      • 1919, Apr 30 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, embarked "Karogala" from England for RTA
      • 1919, Sep 5 : Pte 42, 39th Battalion, AIF, discharged from the AIF, Melbourne, Vic.
      • Tree No. 70 : Digby Avenue of Honour, planted by Mr H ANDERSON

      Alan BROWN [MM]
      Allan BROWN, Pte 42, 39th Battalion, [MM], 1st AIF
      born 1890, Digby, Victoria.

    3. Leonard John BROWNE 1892-1949, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m.1 1915 to Gladys Sarah MATTHEWS 1896-1972, b. Melbourne, Victoria to James MATTHEWS and Maria Brooks RICHARDS, [4 children], d. Melbourne, Victoria; m.2 Anne Margaret KIELY 1890-1955, b, Goroke, s-W Victoria to Michael John KILEY and Ellen Anastasia McCARTHY, d. Melbourne, Vic. WW1 service in France...
      • 1915 May : Tailor, single, aged 22y, Wyndarra" Strathkellar (near Hamilton), S-W Vic.
      • 1915, May 12 : Dvr 11664, 5th D. U. Supply, AIF, enlisted, Melbourne, Vic.
      • 1916, Jun 5 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Division Supply Column, AIF, embarked "Afric", Melbourne, Vic.
      • 1916, Jul 24 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Division Supply Column, AIF, disembarked "Afric", Southampton, Eng.
      • 1916, Nov 25 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Division Supply Column, AIF, to France.
      • 1918, Mar 12 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Div. Motor Transport Coy, AIF, (transferred from Supply Collumn), France
      • 1919, Apr 27 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Div. Motor Transport Coy, AIF, embarked "Runic" for RTA
      • 1919, Aug 29 : Dvr 11664, 3rd Div. Motor Transport Coy, AIF, discharged, Melbourne, Vic.
      • Tree No. 72 : Digby Avenue of Honour , planted by Mr J J McDONALD

      Leonard & Leslie BROWN, France, WW1
      1st AIf, France
      Leonard John BROWNE, Dvr 1164, 3rd Motor Transport Co., 1st AIF (standing)
      Pte 6005, Leslie Wilfred BROWN, [MID], 8th Field Co. Engineers, 1st AIF (seated).

    4. Leslie Wilfred BROWN [MID] 1895-1979, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1921 to Alvie SEDGWICK 1897-1985, b. Portland, S-W Victoria to John Charles SEDGWICK and Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" MILNE, d. Melbourne, Victoria. 7 children. WW1 service in Egypt and France (awarded MID)...
      • 1915, Sep : Groom (single, aged 20y, "Wyndarra" Strathkellar (near Hamilton), S-W Victoria.
      • 1915, Sep 14 : Dvr 6005, 5th Fld Coy Engineers, AIF, enlisted, Melbourne, Vic.
      • 1916, Jan 20 : Dvr 6005, 5th Fld Coy Engineers, AIF, embarked "Runic", Sydney, NSW.
      • 1916, Mar 18 : Dvr 6005, 8th Fld Coy Engineers, AIF, transferred from 5th Coy, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, North Africa.
      • 1916, Jun 25 : Dvr 6005, 8th Fld Coy Engineers, AIF, arrived Marseilles, France from Egypt.
      • 1917, Nov 17 : Dvr 6005, 8th Fld Coy Engineers, AIF, MID of Gen. Douglas HAIG, France.
      • 1918, Jun 29 : L/Cpl 6005, 8th Fld Coy Engineers [MID], promoted from Driver, France
      • 1919, May 22nd : L/Cpl 6005, 8th Fld Coy Engineers [MID], embarked "Durham" Liverpool, England for RTA
      • Tree No. 89 : Digby Avenue of Honour , planted by Miss Doris HANCOCK
      • 1923 : Hamilton YMCA Football Team Photograph

      8th Field Company Engineers, AIF
      8th Field Company Engineers, 1st AIF, Hindenburg Line 1917
      Pte 6005, Leslie Wilfred BROWN, [MID], born 1895, Hamilton, Vic, seated far right (front row).

    5. Mervyn Willie BROWN 1904-1997, b. Hamilton, S-W Victoria, served in WW2, d. Queensland, m. 1929 to Florence Elizabeth May KING, b. ...?..., d. ...?..., went to Queensland, after WW2.

  4. Margaret Elizabeth BROWN 1863-1936, b. Creswick, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. in 1882 to William SIMKIN 1859-1940, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria;

  5. George Andrew BROWN 1865-...?..., b. Creswick, Victoria and ...?...;

  6. Clara Louisa BROWN 1867-1907, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria; m. in 1896 to Isaac HAYES 1875-1943, b. Colac, Victoria to James HAYES and Mary Ann BRAIN, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria;

  7. John Thomas BROWN 1869-1943, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria;

  8. Emily Maria BROWN 1871-1950, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1895 to William HARRIS 1867-1946, b. Nairne, South Australia, d. Melbourne, Victoria;

  9. Alice Kate BROWN 1873-1955, b. Digby, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, S-W Victoria; m. 1902 to John McDONALD 1864-1955, b. Bochara, near Hamilton, Victoria, to Neil McDONALD and Christina ROBERTSON; d. Hamilton, Victoria;

  10. Annie Martha BROWN 1875-1913, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Hamilton, Victoria; m. John Stephen MUNDY 1870-1939, b. Branxholme, S-W Victoria to John Stephen MUNDY and Margaret CAMERON, d. Cobden, Victoria.

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