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John James BRAND

Regimental number4140
Place of birthCamperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShipping clerk
Addressc/o Bakewell Bros, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Brand, c/o Bakewell Bros, Colalcon Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery (Panel No. 10), Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sarah BRAND, Coulson Street, Erskineville, New South Wales. Native of Camperdown
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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