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John Blackler BROOKS

Regimental number2125
Place of birthTarlee, South Australia
SchoolState School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRailway Station, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Brooks, Railway Station, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (Acting LCPL)
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death20.9
Place of burial"X" Farm Cemetery, (Row G, Grave No. 3), La Chapelle-de-Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen BROOKS, Railway Station, Gladstone, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins (1st): 3 killed in action; 1356 Pte Alwyn J HOLT MM, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.

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