6483, Private Andrew BRUNTON
Unit: 16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements, AIF
Where Born: Glencarn, Perthshire, Scotland
School: Murthly Public School, Perthshire, Scotland
Address: GPO Perth, Western Australia
Occupation: Stockman at Yanget Station, Kojarena, via Geraldton
Religion: Church of England
Marital status: Single
Parents: John and Euphemia Brunton, Balloleys, Inchture Perthshire, Scotland
Description: Height 5’ 6”; weight 141 lbs; chest 33/36”; fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair
War Service: Andrew enlisted 18 Apr 1916 at Perth, WA, aged 24 years 1 month. He embarked 13 Oct 1916 per HMAT Port Macquarie, Fremantle, WA and disembarked at Plymouth, England 12 Dec 1916. Andrew marched in to the 4th training depot at Codford and proceeded to France from Folkestone 08 Feb 1917 per Princess Victoria where he joined his battalion 13 Feb 1917.
Killed in Action: 11 Apr 1917 at Bullecourt, France, aged 25 years. Andrew has no known grave. He died on this day, during the First Battle of Bullecourt, along with three of his mates, 3417 Charles Berry, 5745 Michael Meginess and 5428 Arthur Sutton from the Upper Chapman District. There was a total of 3,400 Australians lost in this battle.
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal