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Cecil Ernest Wilfred BRETT

Regimental number1342
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinArthur Ronald Brett, Victoria Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWarrnambool, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Indep. Plot C, Grave No. 42), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother: Mr A.R.W. BRETT
Discharge date19 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 3 April 1915.

Found guilty, 8 May 1915, of being asleep at this post: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 1.

Admitted to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 June 1915 (coryza); transferred to England, 15 August 1915; to King George's Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 27 August 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; disembarked, 19 June 1916; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: pleurisy).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died of tuberculosis, Austin Hospital, 27 December 1919.
Date of death27 December 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRETT Cecil Ernest Wilfred

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