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Hector Ernest BROOKS

Regimental number3921
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address181 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D Brooks, 181 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'During operations of PROYART on 25th/26th August, 1918, Lance Corporal BROOKS when acting as a linesman from Company Headquarters to Battalion Headquarters displayed great bravery. The wires were requently out by shell fire and this N.C.O. showing an utter disregard of danger repaired them and kept up communication despite the heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3920 Pte Leslie John BROOKS, 12th Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 19-22 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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