Sergeant Albert Victor Bracher

Service Number 38
Birth Date 08 July 1887
Birth Place United Kingdom: England
Death Date 29 July 1916
Death Place France: Picardie, Somme, Pozieres
Also known as Albert Victor Bracher
Final Rank
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 19 April 1917 on page 918 at position 85
London Gazette 27 October 1916 on page 10486 at position 27

Albert Victor Bracher was born at Norton, England during 1887 and worked as a sugarcane farmer in Central Queensland before the outbreak of the First World War. He had completed six years of service in the Royal Navy before joining his brother in Brisbane in 1909. Bracher enlisted in the Australia Imperial Force in Maryborough, Queensland on 15 January 1915. He was assigned to the 25th Infantry Battalion and departed Brisbane on 29 June 1915 from Brisbane aboard HMAT Aeneas. Apart from time spent recovering from illness, he served at Gallipoli from September until December 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for his actions at Gallipoli on 29 October 1915 when he was involved in dangerous patrols and reconnaissance work that included preventing a Turkish soldier from lighting a bomb that would have landed in an Allied trench. Following the evacuation from Gallipoli, he spent some time at Mudros before arriving in France in March 1916. Albert Bracher was killed in action at Pozieres on 29 July 1916 and is commemorated on the Villers-Brettoneaux Memorial, France.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Sergeant
    Unit
    25th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Sergeant
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    29 July 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    25th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Lance Sergeant
    Place of Embarkation
    Brisbane
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Aeneas A60
    Date of Embarkation
    29 June 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Medal
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
    London Gazette
    27 October 1916 on page 10486 at position 27
    Commonwealth Gazette
    19 April 1917 on page 918 at position 85
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    French Croix de Guerre
    Classification
    French awards and medals
    Date of Recommendation
    06 November 1915
    Unit
    25th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    French Croix de Guerre
    Classification
    French awards and medals
    Unit
    25th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Sergeant

Timeline

Date of birth 08 July 1887
Date of embarkation 29 June 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 November 1915
Date of death 29 July 1916

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