|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Thomas Joseph Brundrit, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Prior to ...
Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Thomas Joseph Brundrit, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Prior to enlistment on he was a crown lands ranger based in Innisfail, Queensland, and Quartermaster with 1st Central Queensland Light Horse. On enlistment he was appointed Quartermaster with the Honorary rank of Lieutenant. He embarked from Sydney on 21 December 1914 aboard HMAT Persic for Gallipoli. His commission as a 2nd Lieutenant was made on 5 July 1915 with subsequent promotions to Lieutenant on 1 September 1915 and to Temporary Captain on 15 October 1915. Captain Brundrit was killed in action at Gallipoli on 8 November 1915. He was aged 33 years. He was awarded a Mention in Despatches 'for distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir Charles Munro's command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary force.'