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Gordon BREWER

Regimental number558
Place of birthKnightsbridge, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, Norwood, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressLane Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Jean Brewer, Lane Lane off Chloride Street, Brokcn Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 22 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot A, Row X, Grave No. 4), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Jean BREWER, Bulls Creek Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lieutenant Colonel Archer DURRANT, DSO CMG, 13th Bn.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915 (bomb wound, right hand and foot), and admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Valetta hospital, Malta, 12 August 1915.

Listed as 'dangerously ill', 13 August 1915; 'Out of danger', 19 August 1915.

Died, 22 August 1915, of scepticaemia following wounds.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BREWER Gordon

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