John Robert (Jack) BRAGG

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BRAGG, John Robert

Service Number: 4132
Enlisted: 2 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 14 July 1897
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Boys Central State School Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
Plot B, Row 30, Grave No. 30, St Sever Cemetery, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boys Central School Great War Honor Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4132, 15th Infantry Battalion
3 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4132, 15th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
3 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4132, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
19 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4132, 47th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

John Robert (Jack) Bragg of Charters Towers had only just turned nineteen years of age when he was mortally wounded at Pozieres in the arm and leg. He developed tetanus and died of his wounds in a General Hospital in Rouen two weeks later. His older brother, 4139 Private William James Bragg, 9th Bn, had also been killed in action at Pozieres France, on 23 July 1916.