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Barand Johannes PRETORIUS

Regimental number1857
Place of birthCape Colony South Africa
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCarpenter
Addressc/o Mrs McCray, Parsons Point, Gladstone, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs A S Pretorius, Farm Camp, Lady Grey District, Cape Colony, South Africa
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, who on the night of 13th/14th August, 1916, went out under a heavy barrage to reconnoitre the enemy's position. They took shelter in shell holes during the whole day (14th instant) and returned during night of 14/15th instant with valuable information regarding enemy's positions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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