Henry William Brand

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Brand, Driver Henry William no.7748.

5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column.

“Colvie Brae” Claremont Street, Campsie.

Rough-rider.

Born Katoomba, April 13,1891, son of Robert & Emma Brand.

Enlisted at Warwick Farm 11/8/1915, aged 24.

Single.

Presbyterian.

Next of kin, father, R. Brand, “Colvie Brae” Claremont Street, Campsie.

Embarked from Sydney November 25,1915 per HMAT A45 Bulla.

War service: France (received injuries through a horse falling on him at the Somme); invalided to Bethnal Green, England; returned to Australia; discharged medically unfit.

Casualty list SMH 4/9/1917 Injured Returned to Australia 11/12/1918.

Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1782656/ [accessed 29/07/2016].

Special acknowledgement

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.

Note

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.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002