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Herbert James BREWER

Regimental number5563
Place of birthMelksham, Wiltshire, England
SchoolCouncil School, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressPerth General Post Office, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, George Brewer, Summington Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 June 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death29
Place of burialQuerrieu british Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5817 Harry BREWER, 28 Bn, killed in action, Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium, 1 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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