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Nicholas Walter BRAIN

Regimental number3031
Place of birthWarren New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWatchmaker
Address'Ravenswood', Warren, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F W Brain, 'Ravenswood', Warren, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Medals

Military Medal

'On 2nd September 1918 during the resumption of the attack on PERONNE this N.C.O. displayed splendid judgement and initiative, and it was mainly through his prompt action that the weak portion of the line was re-established and a sound defensive line formed. In the absence of Company Officers who had been wounded he took charge of the Platoon under very trying circumstances, collected the various sections, and formed a sound defensive flank to a part of the line which was 'in the air' and held on until the flank Battalion was able to advance, when he at once established connection.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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