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Peter Robert Harrington BREWER

Regimental number3453
Place of birthBridport, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineering student
Address293 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Brewer, 293 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918. During the advance on night 24th/25th April 1918 he cleverly guided his two machine guns through the enemy barrage and reached the objective allotted by his officer. Throughout the action he showed fearless disregard of danger particularly in personal reconnaissance in No Man's Land, trying to locate enemy Machine Guns. During a reconnaissance in No Man's Land he was wounded but made his way back and reported the situation to his officer before leaving for the dressing station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Family/military connectionsCousin: 430 Pte William Thomas JONES, 40th Bn, killed in action, 12 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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