Ernest Marcel Brand
Brand, Lieutenant Ernest Marcel no. 1135.
19th Battalion D Company [also known as Brandt].
“Ingleside” Park Street, Canterbury.
Born at Canterbury January 6, 1894, son of Peter Phillip & Mary Ann Brand (nee Bond).
Educated Canterbury Public School.
Member of Campsie Band.
Enlisted at Liverpool 24/2/1915, aged 21.
Next of kin, father, Peter Brand, “Ingleside” Park Street, Canterbury.
Held rank of Sergeant at enlistment.
Embarked June 25, 1915.
War service: Egypt; Gallipoli; France (wounded at Pozieres, August 21, 1916; invalided to Alexandria, 3rd London General and Norwich War Hospitals; recovered and returned to duty; gassed and wounded on two occasions; returned to Australia)
Casualty list DT 10/10/1916 Progressing favourably.
Casualty list DT 17/10/1916 Wounded (severely).
Casualty list SMH 17/6/1918 Gassed Casualty list SMH 2/7/1918 Not wounded.
Returned to Australia 5/1/1919.
Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.
Ernie Brand was one of the stalwarts who set up Belmore RSL after the war. (Larcombe, p.215).
Died 28/8/1958 aged 64.
Rookwood Cemetery Garden of Remembrance Wall 8 Panel J.
Roll of Honour, Canterbury District Monument, Canterbury Public School (Brandt) Memorial Board, Methodist Church, Canterbury Road, Campsie (Brandt).
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1846845/ [accessed 29/07/2016].
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002