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Herbert Andrew BROOKS

Regimental number2931
Place of birthKulpara, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressTintinara, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 3.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alberta Brooks, c/o Mrs T.H. Williams, Bloomsbury Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in College Cadets; member, 1 year, Blyth Rifle Club; 1 year, Tintinara Rifle Club; left the district.
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mechanical Transport Section
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date23 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit: Malaria), Adelaide, 23 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1947
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROOKS Herbert Andrew

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