Eric Thomas BRIND MID

BRIND, Eric Thomas

Service Numbers: Commissioned Officer, Officer
Enlisted: 20 February 1915, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 21 March 1884
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne University, Victoria Australia
Occupation: Distiller
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 28 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: St Johns No 36, Yarrowee No 10, Orion No 53 Lodges
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World War 1 Service

20 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Broadmeadows, Victoria
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, Officer, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Eric Thomas BRIND was born in Ballarat , Victoria on 21st March, 1884

His parents were Henry BRIND and Carol Ann THOMAS


"...Major Eric Thomas Brind, 23rd Battalion from Ballarat, Victoria. A 31 year old distiller prior to being appointed a Lieutenant on 24 March 1915 and promoted to Captain on 1 May 1916, he embarked for overseas with the Headquarters Staff from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 aboard HMAT Euripides (A14). After serving at Gallipoli, he went on to serve in France where he was promoted to Major on 27 May 1916. He was Mentioned in Despatches for conspicuous good work as Company Commander since arriving in France. Maj Brind was reported missing in action at Pozieres on 28 July 1916 and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave..." - SOURCE (