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Service: Army – 26 Australian Motor Regiment
Service number: V170093
Locality on Enlistment: Garvoc
Duration of Service: 2 Oct 1941 – 16 May 1942
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: Colac 16 Jul 1922
Parents: Anthony MEADE and Philomena Mary DREW
Date and Place of Death: 16 May 1942 Railway Station, Colac
Place of Burial: Terang Cemetery

NOTES: A shocking accident occurred at the Colac Railway Station at about seven o’clock on Saturday night, when a young man who attempted to enter the train was dragged between the carriage and the platform on the permanent way.  The victim was Bryan Meade, 19, of Garvoc, and a member of the military forces.  He sustained severe injuries and died on the way to the Colac and District Hospital.  His body was recovered from the permanent way after the train had left the platform.  Dr F.F. Nance was summoned, and gave medical attention.  First Constable H.W. Banks and Constable Frank Graham also gave assistance.  The unfortunate man was on his way back to Melbourne after spending leave at the home of his uncle Mr William Meade of Garvoc.  His father, Mr Anthony Meade resides at Cudgee. Portland Guardian  Mon 25 May 1942  Page 1