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Norman Leonard BROOKS

Regimental number2026
Place of birthArwakurra, South Australia
SchoolArwakurra Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBooleroo, Centre, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Brooks, Arwakurra, via Booleroo, Centre, South Australia
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 5), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret BROOKS, 17 Gurney Road, Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Arwakurra, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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