John Samuel Brand
Brand, Corporal John Samuel no. 11450.
3rd Field Bakery Army Service Corps [also known as Brandt].
Wonga Street, Canterbury.
Baker Born 4/11/1889 at Canterbury, son of Peter Phillip & Mary Ann Brand (nee Bond).
Educated Canterbury Public School.
Married Violet O. Tucker 1915.
Enlisted at Sydney 23/4/1916, aged 26.
Next of kin, wife, Violet Brand, Wonga Street, Canterbury.
Embarked from Sydney 18/5/1916 per HMAT A64 Demosthenes.
War service: France (was with the unit at the cessation of hostilities).
Returned to Australia 11/5/1919.
Portrait and biography in The All Australia Memorial 1919.
Roll of Honour, Canterbury District Memorial Board, Methodist Church, Canterbury Road, Campsie (John A. Brandt).
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1788373/ [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