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Claude Butler BROCKWELL

Regimental number3018
Place of birthScarborough, Yorkshire, England
SchoolPrivate tuition
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressM
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, M A Butler Brockwell, 39 Westbourne Grove, Scarborough, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateDied of wounds 6 April 1918
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 46), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Mabel BROCKWELL; husband of Mildred BROCKWELL, 7 Wyndham Avewnue, Cliftonville, Margate, England. Native of Scarborough, Yorks, England
Medals

Military Medal

'For great gallantry near MOUQUET FARM. This man who is a stretcher bearer during a night attack on 14th/15th August, 1916, displayed great courage and resource continuously bandaging wounded under heavy fire and placing them in shell holes. Later after day break he carried man after man in under fire from shell holes into our front trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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