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Regimental number1203
Place of birthBoulder City, Western Australia
True NameBRAZEL, James
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Jack O'Dea, Baroota via Germein, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Stevens c/o Jack O'Dea, Baroota via Germein, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets, Complusory Military Training scheme; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth..
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 17 October 1918
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 10 April 1917, on charge of being asleep while on sentinel duty: found guilty; awarded 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour.

Sentence suspended, 10 July 1917.

Died of dysentery, 3rd Field Ambulance, 17 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEVENS William

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