Cyril Stanley Brandon

First Name: 
Cyril
Middle Name: 
Stanley
Last Name: 
Brandon
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, August 6, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Brandon nee Lewis
Father's Name: 
Samuel Brandon
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, December 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Newcastle, N.S.W.
Details: 

Cyril Brandon (Service No 5051) was born in Kiama, N.S.W.

Cyril enlisted after taking part in the Waratah March in Kiama; he was single, 23 years old, employed as a labourer, and had served with the Cadets.  He embarked from Sydney on board SS Makarini with 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 1st April 1916.

He arrived in France on 17th May 1916 after a short stop in Egypt.  Along with many other Waratah recruits, Cyril joined 1st Battalion on 18th June 1916.  He was wounded in action between 22nd and 25th July 1916 and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his wrist and right ankle.  While recovering he wrote home to tell of his recovery, and of the fate of other Waratah men from Kiama.

Cyril returned to duty in France on 16th February 1917 and served on the Western Front until the end of the war. 

He returned to Australia in May 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 10th August 1919.

In 1931 he married Philomena Spruce in Sydney. 

Cyril died in Newcastle in June 1972.

His service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch & Honour Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRANDON C S

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