Edward Nicholas (Ned) BRUTON

BRUTON, Edward Nicholas

Service Number: 21444
Enlisted: 1 October 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Saddler Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Train
Born: Charleville, Queensland, 23 June 1894
Home Town: Charleville, Murweh, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Saddler
Died: Natural causes (heart condition), Derby, Western Australia, 10 March 1947, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Branxholm Derby Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21444, Toowoomba, Queensland
28 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Saddler Sergeant, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Saddler Sergeant, SN 21444, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Saddler Sergeant, SN 21444, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
6 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Saddler Sergeant, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
2 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Saddler Staff Sergeant, 4th Divisional Train
8 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Saddler Staff Sergeant, SN 21444, 4th Divisional Train

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Ned was one of 6 siblings, (5 brothers and 1 sister). He married during the war in England to Mabel Dann (Bath, Somerset 09 Dec 1916).

Returned to Australia with wife and baby, (my dad also named Edward Nicholas) on the Ship "Main" 15 Oct 1919.

Family went to Northen Territory where Ned worked on various stations, they came to Brisbane for a while then returned to the Northern Territory again.

Ned passed away in 1947 - Edward Bruton (grandson)