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Alfred Samuel BRABHAM

Regimental number8756
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCollege Road, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, Thomas V Brabham, Brabham, Kent Town, South Australia
Previous military service10th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of April 15th, when the enemy made a strong attack near LAGNICOURT, Sergeant BRABHAM rendered valuable assistance in getting guns out of their pits into positions from which direct laying could be obtained, and then went forward and reconnoitred ina most gallant manner in order to obtain tactical information. Sergeant BRABHAM has, on many occasions, shown great gallantry and has rendered consistently most useful services.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Date of death19 May 1967

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