Sydney William Brand

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Brand, Private Sydney William no.5062A.

34th Battalion 7th Reinforcements, formerly Hospital Transport Corps no. 1 Hospital Ship Karoola [also known as Brandt].

“Ingleside” Park Street, Canterbury.

Carpenter Born 15/1/1896 at Canterbury, son of Peter Phillip & Mary Ann Brand (nee Bond).

Educated Canterbury Public School.

Member of Campsie Band.

Enlisted at Sydney 9/12/1915, aged 20.



Next of kin, mother, Mary Annie Brand, “Ingleside” Park Street, Canterbury.

Previously served on staff, No. l Hospital Ship Karoola, on its voyage from Sydney 20/5/1916.

Embarked from Sydney 24/l/1917 per HMAT A68 Anchises.

War service: Egypt; France (wounded March 5, 1918; invalided to No.2 A.A.H., Southall) [no.2 A.A.H. took limbless patients awaiting repatriation].

Casualty list SMH 1/4/1918 Wounded.

Returned to Australia 23/7/1918.

Married Ella M. Koolsbergin 1922.

Died 27 May 1949 aged 53.

Memorial, St Saviour’s Cemetery Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.

Syd Brand was one of the stalwarts who set up Belmore RSL after the war (Larcombe p.215).

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial records available at: [hospital ship service, accessed 29/07/2016] [embarkment record, accessed 29/07/2016].

N.B. conflict of service number, with AWM stating "5062 and R5062".

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002...