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William BROOK

Regimental number465
Place of birthPranjip, Victoria
SchoolPranjip State School No 2794, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressLongwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Brook, Longwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFatally wounded while laying a communications wire.
FateDied of wounds 14 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres british Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 41), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert and Annetta BROOK, Longwood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 1903 Pte Frank Roberts, 37th Bn, died of wounds, Hamel, France, 11 September 1918.

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