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Horace BRAHAM

Regimental number1166
Date of birth1892
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
True NameHoratio Ernest
SchoolGrafton Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWest Kempsey, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Braham, West Kempsey, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).
Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on Roll of Honour Circular, Horatio Ernest BRAHAM.
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death26
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave 14), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Christina BRAHAM
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer. He rendered exceptionally valuable service in bringing in wounded men from positions exposed to heavy shell, machine gun, and rifle fire with an absolute disregard to his own safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Rejoined 11th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.

Posted to 'A' Squadron, 11th Light Horse Regiment, 9 March 1916.

Marched into Central Training and General Base Depot from Cairo Town Picket, 26 April 1916.

Marched out to Serapeum, 26 April 1916.

Found guilty, Abasan el Kebir, 19 May 1917, of being absent from 1800 hours parade: award, severely reprimanded.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit, 7 September 1917.

Mentioned in Dispatches of General Murray, 28 June 1917.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 23 October 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 17 February 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 1 March 1918 (stomatis, and gingervitis); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 8 April 1918; discharged, 24 April 1918, and marched in 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 1 May 1918; rejoined 11th Light Horse Regiment, 7 May 1918.

Found guilty, 5 September 1918, of being absent without leave from 1500 hours, 4 September 1918, until 2400 hours, 4 September 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Evacuated to hospital, 8 October 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 14 October 1918 (malaria, dangerously ill).

Died, 21 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried by Chaplain S. Swain, Port Said Military Cemetery, no date stated.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRAHAM Horace

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