Joseph Brandebura


Joseph Brandebura
NAA, B884 (WWII service records)

Alias since 1920 Brand

Russian spelling

Иосиф Брандебура

Born 20.07.1889

Place Lipno, near Warsaw, Poland

Ethnic origin Polish

Religion Roman Catholic

Father Marian Brandebura

Family

Wife Isabella Brand

Arrived at Australia
from England
on 25.04.1914
per Wiltshire
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation 1915 waiter, 1920 traveller, 1940 commercial traveller

Service 1
service number 993
enlisted 29.03.1915
POE Melbourne
unit 24th Battalion, 6th MG Company, 2nd MG Battalion
rank Private, Corporal, Sergeant, T/CSM, RSM (Warrant Officer I)
place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916-1919
casualties WIA 1917
final fate RTA 8.09.1919
discharged 22.07.1919

Service 2 (WWII)
service number V8053
enlisted 5.07.1940
POE Melbourne
unit 6 WKSHOP & PKS COY
rank Storeman
discharged 30.10.1943

Naturalisation 1921

Residence after the war 1923 Brighton Beach, 1940 Brighton, Vic

Died 19.01.1970

Materials

Digitised naturalisation (NAA) (as Joseph Brand)

Digitised WWI service records (NAA) (as Brandebura)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised alien registration file (NAA) (as Joseph Brand)

Digitised WWII service records (NAA) (as Joseph Brand)

Joseph Brandebura in Anzac Diversity, educational resource (AWM)

Blog article

Russian

English

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

Several [...] Gallipoli veterans were promoted on the Western Front, mostly to the rank of corporal; [...] Joseph Brandebura reached the rank of regimental sergeant major (WO1). Brandebura enlisted as a waiter, and it was noted on his file that he had a 'good knowledge of reading and writing in English', which obviously stood him in good stead.