|Place of birth||Jamestown, South Australia|
|School||Public School, Jamestown, South Australia|
|Address||Jamestown, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr Thomas Brooks, Jamestown, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||No knowngrave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Laura BROOKS, Jamestown, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: Major Joseph Johnson BROOKS DSO, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 16 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 550501, 2086 Pte P. O'GRADY, 32nd Bn, 18 January 1917: On the 20th July as we were advancing and werein the third German Line at the time he was wounded. We were both in the same trench as "Nolan" who was also wounded.'
Second statetment, 2271 Pte L. CHAMPNESS, 32nd Bn, 14 May 1917: 'I was told by Brooks' brother that soldier's head was blown off by a shell, and that he wired back to his people in Australia to that effect.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BROOKS Arthur Edmond
Red Cross file 550501