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Bert BRAND

Regimental number2865
Place of birthWing, Buckinghamshire, England
SchoolWing Boys' Council School, Wing, Buckinghamshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressBellanini, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Brand, High Street, Wings Leighton, Bucks, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Territorial Force, England
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, France
Age at death30
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 9), France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 23 March 1917; taken on strength of 59th Bn, in the field, 25 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 October 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 October 1917, and transferred to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wound, back and legs; gassed); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 4 October 1917; to No 30 Ambulance Train, 7 October 1917; to England, 8 October 1917; to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 9 October 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 December 1917; discharged to furlough, 19 December 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 21 January 1918.

Marched out of No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 April 1918; marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 22 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 17 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 18 May 1918; rejoined unit, 2 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried by Reverend F.C. Bremer, Marricourt Abbey Cemetery, 7 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRAND Bert

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