|Place of birth||Stockton-on-Tees England|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Rosanna Brand, Waverley Hotel, Stockton on Sea, Durham, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Warrant Officer (Class II)|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th 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).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'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
|Other details||Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|