Victor Redmond BREWER MM

BREWER, Victor Redmond

Service Number: 2698
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, 20 April 1894
Home Town: Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Concord, New South Wales, 24 August 1952, aged 58 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2698, Sydney, New South Wales
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2698, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2698, Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2698, Divisional Ammunition Column, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Bombardier, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
3 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
24 Dec 1916: Honoured Military Medal
1 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2698, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , 2nd Passchendaele , Gassed
31 Jan 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2698, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"GALLIPOLI VETERAN DIES

Mr. Victor Brewer, who served throughout the Gallipoli campaign and later in Belgium and France, died this week at the 113th AGH, aged 58. He was wounded on Gallipoli, but stayed on duty, and was badly gassed at Ypres in 1917. He won the Military Medal in France. Mr. Brewer was well known in the north-western district of NSW, where he spent most of his life." - from the Sydney Sun 27 Aug 1952 (nla.gov.au)

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