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Richard BRAZIER

Regimental number6189
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarrier
AddressRuthven Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Brazier, Philip Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Queensland Engineers.
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917
Discharge date25 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917., and marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone. Reverted to ranks, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 9 April 1917.

Wounded in action, France, 3 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, right leg), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; by Ambulance Train to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1917; to England, 13 May 1917, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Sherbourne, 14 May 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 September 1917. Marched in to 'D' Sub-Depot, Parkhouse, 25 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne (date not recorded), for onward overland travel to Brisbane; discharged, 25 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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