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Regimental number2038
Place of birthRufus New South Wales
OccupationStation hand
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Brand, 19 Helen Street, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date13 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of 3rd September 1917, seven of the ammunition dumps in the gun positions of the 55th Battery, Eat of YPRES, were set on fire. The explosion of the ammunition also set alight the camouflage covering of three guns. By the prompt and courageous action of Corporal LAND accompanied by Corporal OLSEN and Gunner Brand in extinguishing the fires, probable loss of life and damage to material was averted. It is estimated that at least two guns and 800 rounds of ammunition were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 December 1968

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