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William Abercrombie BROOKS

Regimental number113
Date of birth--/09/1887
Place of birthKillymarken, Co Fermanagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAland Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 0"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMrs Jane Langland, Atherton, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Infantry. 5 years 5 months Kennedy Regiment, 6 Weeks Port Moresby,
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 15th Battalion
Promotion date: 20 January 1916

FateDied of disease 2 March 1916
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No 337), Egypt
Commemoration details75
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked, Cairns, 8 August 1914, for Thursday Island Garrison Duty; re-embarked, Trudy Island, 16 August 1914, to take part in the capture of German New Guinea; returned to Townsville, 18 September 1914, on account of trouble caused by the firemen on troopship, discharged, 18 September 1914.

Re-enlisted, 28 September 1914; embarked, Melbourne, 22 December 1914; proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915; admitted to 16th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 1 May 1915; transferred to England, 17 May 1915; admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, England, 29 May 1915; returning to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from Weymouth (undated).

Admitted to 15th General Hospital (enteric), Alexandria, Egypt, 29 December 1915; to be 2nd Lieutenant, 20 January 1916; taken off danger list, 22 January 1916; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 February 1916; reported dangerously ill, 19 February 1916; died of enteric, Heliopolis, 2 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROOKS William Abercrombie

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