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Regimental number3458
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address93 Raglan Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 2"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Frank Collins, Garfield Street, North Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24.6
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 24th Bn, 14 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 510603: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-1919.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRASHER William
Red Cross File No 510603

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