Sergeant Albert Victor Bracher

Service number 38
Ranks Held Lance Sergeant, Sergeant
Birth Date 08 July 1887
Birth Place United Kingdom: England
Death Date 29 July 1916
Death Place France: Picardie, Somme, Pozieres
Final Rank Sergeant
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 25th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1916-10-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-04-19
Description

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.

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Timeline

Date of birth 08 July 1887
Date of enlistment 15 February 1915
Date of embarkation 29 June 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 November 1915
Date of death 29 July 1916