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Hastings Ferdinand BREST

Regimental number3024
Date of birth1896
Place of birthFrederickton, New South Wales
Place of birthKempsey, New South Wales
SchoolFrederickton Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingPost Office Official
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Brest, Warwick Post Office, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the Cadets and 1 year in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Quentin, France
Date of death19 September 1918
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension, (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of George and Mary Hooper Brest (nee Blight) of 'Ivanholm', Seven Hills, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Second Lieutenant Arthur William JONES, Australian Flying Corps.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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