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Regimental number1637
Place of birthMoolpa, New South Wales
SchoolBush school part of time and then Carnoga Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressMoulamein, via Swan Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Firebrace, Moulamein, via Swan Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularUncle: 6802A Pte William Reginald FIREBRACE, 24th Bn, killed in action, 15 August 1918.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Lily FIREBRACE, Moulamein, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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