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Clarence Ernest BRAIN

Regimental number1954
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTinsmith
AddressOswald Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinE G Brain, Oswald Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service40th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, near BIRR CROSS ROADS on 14th September, 1917, when assisting two Officers in extinguishing a serious fire on an ammunition train and preventing the destruction of a considerable amont of ammunition and probably two guns near the train. The work was carried out at considerable risk from exploding ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 June 1960
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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