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Brian Mansfield DERRY

Regimental number39847
Date of birth21 October 1898
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, W H Derry, AMP Society, William Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in Artillery, Territorial Force. New Zealand.
Enlistment date5 March 1918
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 35
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board SS Port Darwin on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date1 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Albany, 8 May 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918, and admitted to Government Hospital (mumps); discharged to duty, 22 June 1918.

Embarked Alexandria (date not recorded); disembarked Southampton, England, 16 July 1918; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 16 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 1 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DERRY Brian Mansfield

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