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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an Auctioneer by occupation, John Alexander Brazenor was 38 years and married when enlisted on the 1st of September 1915 in the Infantry Brigade Train 8, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Captain. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 10th of November 1915. On the 29th of February 1916 to be Coy Commander at Serapeum; on the 8th of April 1916 admitted to hospital for Dysentry and on the 4th of November 1918 admitted for Pneumonia, France and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Themistocles' ex England on the on the 12th of June 1919 and appointment terminated from the 3rd Military District on the 30th of September 1919. Promoted Major from Unit: 5th Division Artillery on the 30th of May 1916. Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Mention in Despatches. Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704 on the 25th of May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 on the 24th of October 1918. Medals Distinguished Service Order ('Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 Dated 7th of November 1918). War service: Egypt, Western Front Tree No. 1454