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Harold Clifford BRISBANE

Regimental number32238
Place of birthWeerite, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressGowrie Park, Weerite, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W P Brisbane, Gowrie Park, Weerite, Victoria
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 12th October, 1917, near YPRES, Gunner BRISBANE was on duty at the O.P. as Telephonist. During his 24 hours of duty he was continually subjected to very heavy enemy shell fire, while out repairing lines from the O.P., and while acting as Runner when communications were broken down. On several occasions he carried messages back from the O.P., and while acting as Runner when communications were broken down. On several occasions he carried messages back from the O.P. through intense shell fire, and at an utter disregard for his own personal safety, displaying great resource and initiative under the most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 April 1948
Place of burialGeelong East Cemetery

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