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Harry BROKENSHIRE

Regimental number5000
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
SchoolMoonta Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssistant mechanic
AddressMoonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs C C Brokenshire, Caroline Street, Moonta, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date6 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVandencourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Moonta Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Nicholas (d. 11 March 1915, ged 73; bu. Moonta Cemetery, South Australia) and Catherine Carthew (d. 2 April 1938, aged 83; bu. Moonta Cemetery) BROKENSHIRE, Wellington Street, Black Forrest, Adelaide, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1455 Pte William James BROCKENSHIRE, 10th Bn, killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; 776 Sergeant Percy BROCKENSHIRE, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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