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John Robert BROCKLEY

Regimental number2371
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolCentral State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronworker
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation47
Height5' 9.75"
Next of kinDaughter, Mrs A Brockley, 36 Webster Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMining Corps Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 27 November 1916
Place of death or woundingNeux-les-mines, France
Age at death50
Place of burialHersin Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 16), Pas de Calais, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Jane BROCKLEY. Native of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROCKLEY John Robert

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