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Christopher John WESTBROOK

Regimental number556
Place of birthBishop's Waltham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMajoota Farm, Yanco, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R. Westbrook, North End, Droxford, Bishops-Waltham, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Hampshire Imperial Yeomanry; expiration of.me
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Echelon
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Lucy WESTBROOK. Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date4 August 1920
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 22 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis), Sydney, 4 August 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 September 1930
Age at death37
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WESTBROOK Christopher John

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