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Harry BROMFIELD

Regimental number11564
Place of birthHoniton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Bromfield, Southy Farm, The Brewers, via Taunton, Somerset, England
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for military service: medically unfit)
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBrigade Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Howitzer Brigade, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Mustered as Driver, 10 May 1916.

Transferred to 104th Battery, 13 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Admitted sick to 6th Field Ambulance, 29 May 1916; rejoined unit, 3 June 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 August 1916; transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1916; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 24 August 1916 (enteritis); to England, 31 August 1916, and admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 November 1916 (dental rheumatism); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1916.

Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill,16 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 3 July 1917.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 7 December 1917.

Reverted to Gunner at own request, 3 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 12 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 April 1960
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROMFIELD Harry

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