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Frederick BRANDT

Regimental number5337
Place of birthNorway
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
AddressAlbert Hotel, Yurong and Stanley Streets, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E Caton, Albert Hotel, Yurong and Stanley Streets, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'In the advance near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, Corporal BRANDT was in charge of a party of 20 detailed to carry Stokes Mortar ammunition with the assaulting waves. This he did through heavy fire. Then, hearing that S.A.A. and grenades were required, led his men back through the barrage and returned with the ammunition. He then carried R.E. stores and water from the dump in rear to the front line (a distance of 1500 yards) making six trips each way. His untiring energy and the force of his example were of the utmost assistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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