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James Edgar BRACHER

Regimental number1212
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
SchoolSandringham State School, Victoria
Other trainingInternational Correspondence School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSandringham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Bracher, Sims Street, Sandringham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, AMF.
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed while taking a wounded comrade to a dressing station. On the day of his death he had been appointed to the Headquarters staff.
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Messines, Belgium
Date of death7 June 1917
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 2), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Agnes BRACHER, "Cara Lynn", Sims Street, Sandringham, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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