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William BRADEN

Regimental number413
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressTaylor Street, North Brighton
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs Catherine M A Braden, Taylor Street, North Brighton
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15 July 1915. Taken on strength, 29th Bn, 9 October 1915. Wounded on the Somme, France, 27 November 1916. Commissioned, 31 August 1917; promoted 1st Lieutenant, 11 January 1918. Awarded the Military Cross.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector, France
Date of death9 August 1918
Age at death30
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. During the attack and capture of an enemy system of trenches he displayed remarkable skill in the way he established the necessary blocks, handling his men and selecting positions with great ability, and over coming enemy resistance with much dash. His courage and determination were fine examples to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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