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William Athelstane BROGDEN

Regimental number2867
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address153 Wilson Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Stephen Brogden, Towrang via Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'For cool and resourceful work with his Lewis Gun on reaching the objective on 20th September 1917 near WESTHOEK. he dispersed several parties of Germans with his gun while under heavy gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 54156 Pte Edred Stephen BROGDEN, 33rd Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 August 1964
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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