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Cedric Errol Meyer BRODZIAK

Place of birthDouble Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
AddressSt Annes, Birrell Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A M Brodziak, St Annes, Birrell Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Submarine Miners.
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31488, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.

Other details from Roll of Honour Circularb. 1 July 1891. Badly wounded in the Gallipoli landing; returned to Sydney to convalesce. Returned to the front in Europe as a Captain with the 34th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches.
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row P, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Adolphus and Kate BRODZIAK, "Rhodesia", Macleay Street, Sydney, New South Wales

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry near Bray-sur-Somme, on 22nd August 1918. He commanded the flank company of the division in the attack, and in face of strong opposition secured and consolidated his objectives. When the right flank of the division on his left was held up, he made good the gaps that occurred, capturing the southern portion of Happy Valley and the Chalk Pit, and thus assuring the advance of the division on his flank. During the afternoon the enemy broke through, and his left flank was in the air, and the enemy behind him, but he held his position and formed a defensive flank. By his fine initiative and determination he enabled the divisional line to be maintained, and inflicted such casualties that the enemy was forced to withdraw.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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