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Regimental number308
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLucken Street, Harden, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Jane Bruggy, Lucken Street Harden, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918

Military Medal

'At STRAZEELE, FRANCE on 22nd May 1918 for conspicuous bravery and skill of the highest order. Sergeant BRUGGY left our lines by himself in daylight advanced 500 yards, located an enemy post, shot the sentry dead with his revolver and as the garrison showed fight rushed the post killing and wounding the remaining three men. After collecting their identity discs BRUGGY returned to our line. He acted with great coolness and sound judgment throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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