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Charles Arthur BRUCKNER

Regimental number952
Place of birthBairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFrancis Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs Mary Ellen Bruckner, Francis Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name14th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the period under review. As Transport Sergeant of the Battalion he has been most indefatigable in his services. Under most trying circumstances both from enemy action and severe weather conditions he has carried out his duties in a most praiseworthy manner. No shell fire has ever been sufficiently heavy to prevent him reaching the forward troops with rations, water or ammunition, while his personal courage and cheery demeanour in any adversity has always done much to spur his subordinates to the necessary effort. His example and service generally have been invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 June 1965

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