Harold James BRABNER

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BRABNER, Harold James

Service Number: 274
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warracknabeal, Victoria, 25 May 1894
Home Town: Bellevue, Swan, Western Australia
Schooling: Bellevue State School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 17 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Midland Railway Workshops Soldiers Memorial, Midland WW1 Clock Tower & Town Hall Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 274, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 274, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 274, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 274, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Infantry Battalion
25 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 274, 11th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (right leg and hand)
17 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 274, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'W.O. Harold James Brabner (274), 11th Battalion, was born at Warracknabeal, Victoria, and educated at Bellevue, W.A. He enlisted at Perth in August, 1914, and sailed for Egypt with the 11th Battalion on the 30th October, 1914. He arrived there on the 6th December, 1914, and left for Lemnos Island on the 28th February, 1915. He then went on to Gallipoli where he took part in the Landing, and remained there until the evacuation. He returned to Egypt and then crossed to France, where he was wounded twice and was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer. He was in action at Pozieres, Flers, Armentieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele, and was killed in action on the 17th September, 1917.' from Australia's Fighting Sons of Empire

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harold James BRABNER was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1894

His parents were James BRABNER and Georgina SHERWELL

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His brother George Alexander BRABNER (SN 7442) was Killed in Action in 1918