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Hendrick Cornelis BRINCKMANN

Regimental number2327
Place of birthAmsterdam, The Netherlands
SchoolPublic School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J B Brinckmann, Linden Streat, No 13, Amsterdam, Holland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Dutch Navy.
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Name entered incorrectly on Roll of Honour and on CWGC site as Hendrick Cornelius BRINCKMANN. Son of Johannes Bernardus BRINCKMANN and Sophia ALBERDINA VAN DORT, his wife, Westerstraat 61, Amsterdam, Holland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 7th Bn, Anzac, 29 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; joined 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Detached to Cookery School of Instruction, 17 April 1916.

Admitted to Reception Hospital, Alexandria, from Cookery School of Instruction, 12 May 1916 (diarrhoea, slight); discharged to duty, 17 May 1916.

Rejoined 59th Bn, Moascar, from Cookery School of Instruction, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Now, 4 August 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 531105: 'Killed in action 19-7-16. Previously reported Missing 19-7-16. Cert. by - A.I.F. Headquarters List 27-8-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Hindrick Conelus BRINCKMANN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRINCKMANN Hendrick Cornelis
Red Cross file 531105

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