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Fernleigh John BRUTON

Regimental number63
Date of birth17 August 1890
Place of birthYorkshire England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Bruton, Empire Palace Hotel, Shepherd, Bush, London, England
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF1
Promotion date: 6 August 1915

FateDischarged 16 December 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy succeeded in gaining a footing in our position, he organized parties and led them. After a strenuous bombing attack he succeeded in driving out the enemy and regaining the position. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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