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Archibald Andrew BRUNT

Regimental number101
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address137 Wellington Parade, Jolimont, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Sarah Brunt, 137 Wellington Parade, Jolimont, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A44 Vestalia on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Company, Australian Armny Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [BRUNT, 8401 J.C. GLEN, 9602 R. COLMAN] were noted on 25th May 1917, when intense enemy fire and an ammunition dump exploding close by, made necessary the rapid removal of the horses of the convoy of which they formed part; the example they set on this occasion was a fine one and their coolness of great value in carrying out the work. The convoy was engaged upon road repair work in the vicinity of BUSSCHEMEERSCHEN under direct observation of enemy's balloon with a party of Infantry who immediately left their work and took cover leaving the Drivers to extricate themselves. The road was too narrow to turn vehicles.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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