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Stanley George BREARLEY

Regimental number1772
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter's apprentice
Address49 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinRobt H Brearley, 49 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

DFC

'During recent operations information as to the rear disposition of enemy troops in a certain sector was urgently required. To obtain this, Captain Brearley proceeded over the enemy lines in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire to a distance of 12,000 yards at an altitude of only 1,800 feet. he, assisted by his observer, made an extensive reconnaissance, and brought back a most accurate and detailed report, which proved of the greatest value. The work of this officer is invariably reliable and accurate.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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