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Walter Joseph BRODIE

Regimental number3016
Place of birthHillgrove, New South Wales
SchoolGuyra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Inverness', Guyra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Walker, 'Inverness,' Guyra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months, Compulsory Military Service scheme; 9 months in Australian Light Horse, Citzen Military Forces, Guyra.
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 8 November 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Egypt
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John BRODIE and Ellen WALKER. Native of Hillgrove, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1610 WO II William James BRODIE, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Joined 4th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, and taken on strength, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 19 May 1916; taken on strength, romani, 23 May 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Um Urgan, 9 July 1917 (septic), and transferred to Anzac Rest Camp, Tel el Marakeb; discharged to duty, 18 July 1917; rejoined Regiment, Shellal, 25 July 1917, and returned to hospital same day.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 25 July 1917 (debility); discharged to duty, and rejoined Regiment, 5 August 1917.

Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 19 August 1917; rejoined Regiment, 29 August 1917.

Killed in action, 8 November 1917.

Note on Form B103: 'B Squadron forced to withdraw & his body had to be left.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRODIE Walter Joseph

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