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Lawrence Heather BROCKFIELD

Regimental number29706
Place of birthApollo Bay, Victoria
AddressToolangi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J E Roberts, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 119
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Bombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date9 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1806 Pte Milton Victor BROCKFIELD DCM, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919; 29502 Gunner Roy Albert BROCKFIELD, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 2 January 1917.

Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, 10 January 1917; taken on strength 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 14 January 1917.

Transferred to 12th Brigade Ammunition Column, and taken on strength, 28 January 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 30 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 November 1918.

Appointed Lance Bombardier, 15 January 1919.

Marched out to England, 22 April 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 23 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Swakopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 9 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROCKFIELD Lawrence Heather

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