|Place of birth||Edward River, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Moulamein, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, E. Firebrace, Chabsing Station, Moulamein, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Nephew: 1637 Lance Corporal, John Arthur FIREBRACE, 59th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1918.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||22.1|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row F, Grave No. 3), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Sabina FIREBRACE.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant; allotted letter 'A' Regimental number owing to duplication.
Admitted to Hurdcott Hospital, Fovant, 25 March 1918; marched into 6th Training Bn from Hurdcott Hospital, 30 March 1918.
Marched into 5th Training Bn from 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 22 April 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; marched in to Base Depot, Etaples, 7 May 1918; proceeded to join unit, in the field, 9 May 1918.
Taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 11 May 1918.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 May 1918; transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 15 May 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); to Ambulance Train, 17 May 1918, and admitted to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 18 May 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Etretat, 28 May 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 28 May 1918; discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 8 June 1918; marched into Base Depot, Havre, 8 June 1918; marched out to unit, Havre, 12 June 1918; rejoined 24th Bn, in the field, 16 June 1918.
Wounded in action, remaining on duty , 21 July 1918.
Killed in action, France, 15 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FIREBRACE William Reginald|