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Roy Albert BROCKFIELD

Regimental number29502
Date of birth9 September 1899
Place of birthApollo Bay, Victoria
SchoolSkene's Creek, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressApollo Bay, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6.25"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J E Roberts, Apollo Bay, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date26 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 29706 Lance Bombardier Lawrence Heather BROCKFIELD MM, Howitzer Brigade 119, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 1806 Pte Milton Victor BROCKFIELD DCM, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

Enlisted under age; 16 years.

War service: Western Front

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

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916.

Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 February 1917.

Transferred to 12th Brigade Ammunition Column, 24 February 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, Belgium, from leave, 30 September 1917.

Remustered as Gunner at own request, 17 October 1917.

Transferred to 112th Battery, 12 October 1917; to 46th Battery, 10 November 1918; to 112th Battery, 21 March 1918; to 45th Battery, 9 May 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 18 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 November 1918.

Marched out to England, 15 April 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 16 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 26 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 February 1980
Age at death80
Place of burialBeechworth Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROCKFIELD Roy Albert

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