Bracher, Albert Victor (Sergeant. b.1887 - d.1916)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number 1DRL/0143
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Bracher, Albert Victor
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1915; 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/407
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of 38 Sergeant Albert Victor Bracher MM, 25 Battalion, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of three short extracts from letters written from Gallipoli to family in England, and biographical details concerning Bracher. Extracts made by Australian War Memorial in London 1927. Location of originals unknown. Sgt Bracher died on 29 July 1916.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 38 Sergeant Albert Victor Bracher MM, 25 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in Action, 29 July 1916, Pozieres. Age 29. Son of Alfred Henry and Ann Mary Bracher, of Tregantle, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England. Born at Norton, Worcester, England. Other biographical details concerning him are: cane grower; of Mount Bauple, Queensland; born Norton, Worcestershire, England, 8 July 1887; educated at the Holy Apostle school, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, England; served in the British Navy for six years (joining at the age of 16) and was in HMS Montague when that vessel was wrecked off Lundy Island in 1906; came to Australia at the age of 22 and took up sugar-cane farming; enlisted in the AIF on 15 January 1915, being promoted a lance-sergeant; embarked from Australia on 29 June 1915; promoted sergeant 7 July 1915; served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France; awarded the Military Medal at Anzac.