Cedric Errol Meyer BRODZIAK DSO, MID

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BRODZIAK, Cedric Errol Meyer

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1 July 1891
Home Town: Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
4 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography

"Death of Major C. E. Brodziak.

News has been received of the death of Major Cedric Errol Brodziak, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Brodziak, of Sydney, in his 27th year. This gentleman, who was an electrical engineer by profession, left with the rank of Lieutenant with the first Australian contingent which landed at Gallipoli. After five days of fighting he was severely wounded in the neck, from the effect of which he was paralysed for three months. He was then invalided, and returned to Sydney. On becoming convalescent he was appointed A.D.C. to Colonel Ramaciotti, Commandant of the New South Wales Forces. Having filled this position for a couple of months, he proceeded to France, whence, his old wound affecting him, he was sent to hospital in England. On recovering, he was pronounced unfit for active service, and was engaged in training troops. After a time, not being satisfied with this comparative inaction, he presented himself once more for medical examination, and, being then considered fit, was sent to France. After serving there for nine months and obtaining his majority, he was killed in battle on 31st August. The third and only surviving son of Mr. Brodziak (Norman) joined the Imperial Artillery in England, has been serving in France, and was promoted to second Lieutenant six months ago."from the Victorian Jewish Herald 04 Oct 1918 (nla.gov.au)    

 

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