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Jack Stanley BRASELL

Regimental number264
Place of birthWanstead, Essex, England
SchoolWoodford College, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Brasell, 1 Drummond Road, Wanstead, Essex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled in Action 25 June 1917
Place of death or woundingEgypt/Palestine
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ada Marion BRASELL, St. Mildreds Court, Eastbourne, Sussex, England. Native of Wanstead, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 4 February 1916; promoted Sergeant, 1 March 1916.

Disembarked Suez, 14 April 1916.

Attached to 14th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, Ismailia, 21 April 1916.

To be 2nd Lieutenant, 13 June 1916.

Proceeded to 22nd Reserve Squadron Royal Flying Corps, Aboukir, for instruction in aviation, 23 August 1916; appointed 2nd Lieutenant in Royal Flying Corps, 31 August 1916.

Detached to 21st Reserve Squadron Royal Flying Corps, Heliopolis, 23 September 1916; ceased to be attached on graduating Flying Officer and posted to 22nd Reserve Squadron, 2 November 1916.

To be Lieutenant, 2 February 1917.

Posted to 5th Wing, 67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Aboukir, 15 May 1917.

Reported missing, 25 June 1917; reported killed in action by Board of Enquiry, Deir-el-Belah, 6 September 1917: findings based on information dropped by an enemy aeroplane on 26 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRASELL Jack Stanley

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