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Harry BRIMAGE

Regimental number5
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBeachport, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Wilson, Beachport, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Navy.
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 November 1916
Age at death27.10
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 32), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas BRIMAGE, and his wife Anna WILSON, Beachport, South Australia. Native of Adelaide, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'At FLERS on the night of 5th/6th November, 1916, Sergeant BRIMAGE displayed conspicuous bravery under fire in reconnoitring a position to which a party under his charge and attached to 14th Field Company Engineers had been ordered to go. He led the party there an subsequently went back and brought along two of the party who were stuck in the mud in "No Man's Land". His calmness in carrying out his work under the enemy's fire had a great moral effect on his men. He was afterwards wounded.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 November 1916
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRIMAGE Harry

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