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Francis Edward BROXAM

Regimental number828
Place of birthDeloraine, Tasmania
Other NamesFrancis Edwin
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressFlowerdale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, William Broxam, Flowerdale, Tasmania
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on August 8th 1918, this man was always the first to rush a trench, and one occasion he rushed forward and knocked out a machine gun that was holding up the troops on his flank. He then worked along the trench, bombing dugouts, and captured four prisoners single handed. He finally assisted materially in capturing several artillery men and a field gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 February 1933
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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