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Regimental number6537
Place of birthFernvale Queensland
SchoolSate School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDegilbo, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs L E Brightwell, Choweyula Degilbo,Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Harold Vincent BRIGHTWELL. Killed while sniping a German soldier.
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 697), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Eugenie BRIGHTWELL, Maroomba, Chowey, Queensland. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsNephew: Captain Gordon A DUNBAR, MC & Croix de Guerre (Belg), twice MID.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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