|Place of birth||Wing, Buckinghamshire, England|
|School||Wing Boys' Council School, Wing, Buckinghamshire, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||21|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bellanini, South Coast, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Brand, High Street, Wings Leighton, Bucks, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Territorial Force, England|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/76/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Mericourt, France|
|Age at death||30|
|Place of burial||Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 9), France|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRAND Bert|