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James Walker BROOKS

Regimental number2130
Date of birth19 August 1895
Place of birthCrafers, South Australia
SchoolCrafers Church School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
AddressCrafers, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Jane Brooks, Crafers, South Australia
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A55 Itria on 14 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Amy BROOKS.
Discharge date9 May 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1889 Pte Henry Preston BROOKS, 48th Bn, died of wounds, 11 April 1917; 2089 Pte Andrew Alexander Valentine BROOKS, 5th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919; Pte T.A. BROOKS, 48th Bn, killed in action, 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Contracted illness; invalided to Australia; discharged as medically unfit.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1922
Age at death27
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (4 West 15), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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