Joseph BROKENSHIRE

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BROKENSHIRE, Joseph

Service Number: 5057
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Hamilton Elementary School
Occupation: Sailor
Died: One of sixteen men of the 58th Infantry Battalion AIF killed when a 15" shell hit a train carrying them one kilometre beyond the St. Pol-sur-Ternoise station on 27 March 1918, France, 27 March 1918
Cemetery: St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton Fire Brigade Pictorial HR, St. Pol British Cemetery Memorial, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5057, 5th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5057, 5th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5057, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
27 Mar 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 5057, 58th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Joseph BROKENSHIRE was born in Hamilton, Victoria in 1895

His parents were John BROKENSHIRE & Emma COOPER