Harry BRIMAGE MM

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BRIMAGE, Harry

Service Number: 5
Enlisted: 25 June 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 1890
Home Town: Beachport, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 November 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave 32
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Beachport Rotunda*, MillicentM*
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World War 1 Service

25 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
28 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Bomb wounds to the left thigh
19 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion
5 Dec 1916: Honoured Military Medal, Citation reads: At Flers on the night of 5th/6th November, 1916, Sergeant Brimage displayed conspicuous bravery under fire in reconnoitring a position to which a party under his charge and attached to 14th Field Company Engineers had been ordered to go. He led the party there an subsequently went back and brought along two of the party who were stuck in the mud in "No Man's Land". His calmness in carrying out his work under the enemy's fire had a great moral effect on his men. He was afterwards wounded.
Date unknown: Wounded SN 5, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Brimage and Anna Wilson

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously served in the Navy