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Yours Was a Hero's Crown

Among the graves of 782 World War I Diggers buried at Saint Sever Cemetery in the French city of Rouen is the final resting place of Private Marcus Blake Norman Brown, Australian Infantry A.I.F. He died from gunshot wounds on 11 June 1917, aged 21 years. His sacrifice for King and Country was a tragic turn for the Aboriginal community on Cape Barren Island, First Tasmanians who’d survived against terrible odds.

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