John BRISBANE

Birthplace
Laidley
Resided
Crows Nest
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
22-February-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
1618
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcements
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
August 1917
Notes

John Brisbane arrived in England in July 1916 and trained at Grantham Machine Gun School. He landed in France in October and transferred to the 12th Machine Gun Company. In June 1917 he was severely wounded in action and evacuated to Birmingham’s 1st Southern General Hospital. He returned to Australia in August and was discharged in November. He was 21.

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