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Brasher, William (3458)

Place of Birth: Northcote, VIC

Age: 23 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 20 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3458            view online service record

93 Raglan Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Brasher (father)
11 Park Street
Abbotsford, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 5 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Afric A19
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 8th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, aged 24, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Sister: Mrs Frank COLLINS, born Northcote. Address given on enlistment as 93 Raglan Street with a sister, Mrs Frank COLLINS in North Richmond. Parents (unconfirmed) George Brasher and Mary Ann Brasher. Almost all of the civil registrations under the name are from the towns of Rushworth and Whroo in central Victoria. No circular returned. Posted Missing on 19 July, 1916, declared killed in action on that date by a Court of Inquiry, August, 1917.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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