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Jack Mawdsley BROMFIELD

Regimental number7199
Place of birthKurrajong, New South Wales
SchoolState School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressAtherton via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, C.A. Bromfield, Atherton, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 November 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'A military reject of 3 occasions, but was determined, and died, doing his duty.' (Father)
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 7), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary BROMFIELD, Hanall Street, Parramatta, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3025 Sergeant Astley James BROMFIELD, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; found guilty, 9 March 1917, of being absent without leave from 1000 hours, 7 March 1917, until 2300 hours, 7 March 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 17 July 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 2 August 1917; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 4 August 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 September 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 September 1917; to Ambulance Train, 23 September 1917; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen 24 September 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 26 September 1917; discharged, 28 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 29 September 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 5 October 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 6 October 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 December 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No.64 West Lancs Field Ambulance, 28 December 1917, rejoined unit, 28 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 28 March 1918; admitted to No 2/1 West Riding Field Ambulance, 28 March 1918 (gunshot wounds, face and left knee); transferred to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 March 1918; to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 29 March 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Camiers, 31 March 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 2 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 14 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 24 May 1918; rejoined 15th Bn, 29 May 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROMFIELD Jack Mawdsley

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