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Boyd Alexander BRAGG

Regimental number838
Place of birthEden New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance inspector
AddressMillthorpe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, M T Bragg, Millthorpe, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led a raid with great courage and dash. He later conducted the retirement with great skill and ability. Though severely wounded himself, he carried two helpless men back to our line, and then returned to supervise the Lewis gun team, who, under heavy bombing were covering the withdrawal. When finally he retired himself to our line, he found some of his party missing, so he went out again in face of heavy machine gun fire to lead search parties. His very gallant example had a most inspiring effect on all the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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