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Henry James BRIGHTFIELD

Regimental number2796
Date of birth19 May 1875
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressMilsop Street, West Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.2
Height5' 8.75"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Brightfield, Milsop Street, West Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date30 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; disembarked, Sydney, 27 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: injured left knee [fell into shell hole], Sydney, 30 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 March 1926
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRIGHTFIELD Henry James

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