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Thomas BREW

Regimental number714
Place of birthSouthport, Lancashire, England
SchoolSt Anne's School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
AddressGlenmore Road, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs. M. Brew, c/o Minahan, 56 Mt. Pleasant, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialOxford Road Cemetery (Plot IV, row D, grave No. 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and M. BREW, 23 Harriet Street, Croydon, South Australia. Native of Southport, England

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of and gallantly led his company forward in the face of heavy fire. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 2284 Pte John BREW, 39th Bn, killed in action, Messines Ridge, Belgium, 8 June 1917; 9806 Pte Samuel BREW, 6th Field Ambulance, killed in action, France, 16 August 1918.

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