Biography

Birth date: 13 July 1866
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Devon
Death date: 04 May 1915
Death place: Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of Death: 04 May 1915
  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of embarkation: 18 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Private Record

Braund, George Frederick (Colonel, VD, 2nd Bn, AIF b: 1866 d: 1915)

MESSAGES FROM BRAUND ON WALKER'S RIDGE, GALLIPOLI TO GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING REPORTS THAT HE NEEDS REINFORCEMENTS, PICKS, SHOVELS AND WATER. PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES OF MESSAGES. Maker: Braund, George Frederick

EXDOC051

Braund, George Frederick (Lieutenant Colonel, VD, 2nd Bn, AIF b: 1866 d: 1915)

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE SENT TO MISS BRAUND FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF HER BROTHER AT GALLIPOLI IN EARLY MAY 1915. THE LETTER RECORDS THE SURPRISE AND ANGUISH AT THE NEWS OF THE CASUALTIES SUFFERED AT THE LANDING AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER Maker: Braund, George Frederick

PR89/158

Hetherington, John Wesley (WO, b.1888 - d.?)

Collection relating to the service of 1003 Warrant Officer John Wesley Hetherington, 2 Battalion, AIF, At sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos, Western Front, England, 1914-1919. Collection consists of 70 letters written by Hetherington to his family, and two Certificates of Discharge. The letters cover... Maker: Hetherington, John Wesley

PR03795 (With records)

McKern, Howard Taylor (b.? - d.1915)

Collection relating to the service of 454 Corporal Howard Taylor McKern, 4 Battalion AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of two original diaries written in black covered note books, a short note from McKern to his father, and a photocopy of the earlier diary... Maker: McKern, Howard Taylor

3DRL/3906

Photograph

C03169

The original graves of two Australian officers killed in action on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The graves are of Major Walter White Ellis (left), second-in-command of 13th Battalion, and of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Braund, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2nd Battalion. The...

C03169

C04165

The graves of Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Braund and Major Walter White Ellis at Anzac. Colonel Braund was shot by an Australian sentry, when returning from a reconnaissance in No-Man's Land, where he had proceeded without warning his men. The sentry challenged before firing but Colonel...

C04165

H19445

Studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Braund, VD, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion. Braund was killed on 4 May 1915; he was accidentally killed by an Australian sentry when he failed to respond to the sentry's challenge. Lt Col Braund came from Neutral Bay in Sydney...

H19445

H19448

Three members of Parliament on active service. Identified from left to right: 321 Sergeant Edward Rennix Larkin, 1st Battalion from Neutral Bay, NSW, Secretary and Member of Legislative Assembly of NSW (killed in action on 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli); mounted on the donkey is Lieutenant Colonel...

H19448

P02148.008

Gallipoli, Turkey. c.1915-06. A row of graves marked by stones and crosses where a few of the thousands of Australian soldiers killed at Gallipoli are buried. The graves are those of Captain Sydney Raymond Hall, 10th Battalion, killed in action (KIA) on 25 May 1915 (or possibly 25 April 1915),...

P02148.008

P01815.014

Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, c. 1915-05. The original grave of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Braund, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2nd Battalion, 1st AIF. The inscription on the cross reads: "L. Col G. F. Braund, 2 Bn, 4-5-15, NSW, AIF." Lt Col Braund came from Neutral Bay in...

P01815.014

P01815.015

Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, c. 1915-05. The graves of Major Walter White Ellis (left), second-in-command of 13th Battalion, 1st AIF, and of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Braund, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 2nd Battalion. The inscription on Major Ellis's cross reads: "In memory...

P01815.015

P03796.003

Outdoor informal portrait of members of the 2nd Battalion at Mena camp, Egypt. Identified is Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) George Frederick Braund VD, a native of England. Lt Col Braund enlisted on 17 August 1914 in Armidale, NSW, and embarked from Sydney, NSW, on 18 October 1914 aboard transport...

P03796.003

Film

The Last Post Ceremony commemorating the service of Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Braund, 2nd Battalion (Infantry), First World War

The Last Post Ceremony is presented in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial every day. The ceremony commemorates more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations and whose names are recorded on the Roll of Honour. At each ceremony the story...

PAFU2013/042.01

Sound

Frederick Matthew Bartlett interviewed by his son, Lawrence Bartlett, about his experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War

Discusses: Side A: British landing at Cape Helles; French landings; Turkish Forces were entrenched and waiting; beach obstacles; losses for the British 29th Division; details the personal kit they carried during the landing; sailed on a former German ship from Alexandria, describes conditions...

S02134

Digitised Collection

Letters from John Wesley Hetherington to his Family, 1914-1915

Letters relating to the service of 1003 Warrant Officer John Wesley Hetherington, 2nd Battalion. The letters were written by Warrant Officer Hetherington to his family between 21 October 1914 and 6 December 1915. They describe his service at Gallipoli, convalescence on Malta and subsequent return...

RCDIG0000259

Timeline

Date of birth 1866-07-13
Other 1914-08-01 - 1915-05-04 Commanding Officer of 2 Battalion.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1914-08-17 Enlisted at Armidale, NSW.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-18
Date of death 1915-05-04 Killed in action.