The AIF Project


Regimental number2153
Date of birth6 February 1898
Place of birthForest Hill, Queensland
SchoolForest Hill and Blenhelm State Schools. Ipswich Grammar School and Queensland Agricultural College at Gatton.
AddressForest Hill, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Brimblecombe, Forest Hill, Queensland
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn 5 September 1924 he married Carrie Edna Storey and had two daughters, Jessie and Dorothy and a son John. He was elected to the Queensland State Wheat Board as a growers' representative in 1928 and served for 25 years. Was Chairman of the Board from October 1946 to August 1947, and the Wheat Board Representative on the Executive of the Queensland Council of Agriculture from 1933 to 1939. He was also Chairman of the Sorghum Growers' Co-operative Association. Bill was elected as the Country Party member for the Federal Division of Maranoa in the House of Representatives in April 1951, and held the seat for over fifteen years until he retired from parliamentary life in 1966.
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 126 Pte Arthur William BRIMBLECOMBE, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 29 July 1915.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 September 1973
Age at death75

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.