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Charles Henry BRAND

Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStaff officer
Address'Wendouree', 2nd Avenue, East Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinElla A Brand, 'Wendouree', 2nd Avenue, East Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMAJ (Brigade Major)
Unit name3rd Infantry Brigade, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' , second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 10 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'On 25th April, 1915, during operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe, for conspicuous gallantry and ability in organising stragglers under heavy fire, and for organising and leading an attack resulting in the disablement of three of the enemy's guns. Major Brand conveyed messages himself on many occasions under fire during emergencies.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No.
Date: 3 July 1915

Companion of the Bath


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Companion of the Bath, Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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