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Stephen BRAND

Regimental number1321
Place of birthStockton-on-Tees England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rosanna Brand, Waverley Hotel, Stockton on Sea, Durham, England
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Military Medal

'At BOIS CHREPY on 10th August 1918 when all the Officers of his Company had become casualaties he assumed command. When the advance was temporarily checked in the Wood this N.C.O. led his Company to the attack with great ability and fearlessness. He kept Battalion Headquarters well informed with the different phases of the operation and personally patrolled his Company front. During the enemy counter attack at 7. a.m. on the morning of the 11th instant this N.C.O. summed up the situation with remarkable smartness and ability and employed his Company to the best advantage. By the tactical handling and dogged perseverance of this N.C.O. the enemy was engaged at close quarters and his efforts of attack were frustrated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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