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Henry BRUNSTON

Regimental number4745
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolClunes State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Mayne, Smeaton Road, Clunes, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 3.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H Brunston, c/o Mrs Mayne, Smeaton Road, Clunes, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burial'Y' Farm Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 2), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Ellen BRUNSTON; husband of Amelia BRUNSTON, Smeaton Road, Clunes, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 59th Bn from 8th Bn, Serapeum, 19 April 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presume buried in No Man's Land at approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRUNSTON Henry

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