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Walter Frederick BROOK

Regimental number2518
Place of birthQueanbeyan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationState school teacher
Address'Oorby', Shaftesbury Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Margaret Agnes, 'Sea view', Montgomery Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. This N.C.O. was in charge of party carrying Trench Mortar ammunition. Under most difficult conditions, he succeeded in keeping the guns supplied with shells and the way in which he organised his parties is worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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