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Leslie Victor BROOKS

Regimental number2857
Date of birth14 October 1893
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolRedfern Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address21 Westbourne Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Brooks, 21 Westbourne Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death21 September 1917
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row F, Grave No. 12A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Emily BROOKS, 99 Cavendish Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3912 Pte Francis Ernest BROOKS, 30th Bn, died of wounds, 20 April 1918; Frederick BROOKS, enlisted New Zealand under the name of 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: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Polygon Wood, 20 September 1917.

Died of wounds, 21 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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