Francis Ernest BROOKS

Regimental number3912
Date of birth4 July 1890
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolWilliam St Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPetersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Brooks, 21 Westbourne Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27.9
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialAubigny British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Emily and the late Alfred BROOKS, 99 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2857 Pte Leslie Victor BROOKS, 3rd Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 21 September 1917; Frederick BROOKS, enlisted New Zealand under the name BAKER; Cousins: 7308 Pte Harry Ernest TARRAN, 4th Bn, died of disease, 2 December 1918; 395 Company Sergeant Major Charles Francis DOBBIE MM, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Killed by a shell that exploded nearby while he was resting, after duty, in the trenches; killed instantly, 20 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal