BROKENSHIRE, Percy William

Service Number: 4440
Enlisted: 2 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarence Town, New South Wales, Australia, 20 October 1893
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wickham, New South Wales, Australia, 17 May 1948, aged 54 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 3-177. 39.
Memorials: Bishops Bridge Public School & District Honour Roll, Maitland Church of England South Maitland District Parish Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4440, 4th Infantry Battalion
3 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, 4440, 4th Infantry Battalion
3 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, 4440, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Sydney
19 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4440, 4th Infantry Battalion, GSW left elbow, severe, Bullecourt area
18 Apr 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4440, 4th Infantry Battalion, Invalided home after wounding at Bullecourt II

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Good News! A Returned Digger of The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery, his Honour and Dignity to be restored.

Private Percy William Brokenshire, 4th Battalion (Reg No-4440), labourer from Bishops Bridge, New South Wales and 8 Broadmeadow Road, Hamilton, N.S.W. and 33 Fleming Street, Wickham, N.S.W., father of eight, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery on the 19th May 1948, age 54. ANGLICAN 3-177. 39.

Son of William and Ada Ellen Brokenshire nee Tuck; husband of Linda E M Brokenshire nee Gorton (married 1924, Stroud, N.S.W., died 1933) and Florence Violet Brokenshire nee Gould (married 1935, Wickham, N.S.W., died?)

Wounded in action - 19.4.1917 (GSW left elbow, severe, Bullecourt), invalided home November 1917.
No headstone.

Wooden cross erected - 12.6.2016.

I submitted an application to DVA October 2021 asking for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, curbing and marble chip, and this was accepted November 2021.

Younger brother Samuel John (53rd Battalion, Reg No-3116, born 1895, died 1971) also resting at the cemetery. ANGLICAN 3-192. 50.

Younger brother Henry (Harry) Wallace (56th Battalion, Reg No-3519, born 1897, KIA 26/9/1917, Polygon Wood, Belgium) awaiting memorialisation same location, a Memorial Cross placed at the gravesite - 4.8.2021.

Lest We Forget.