Sidney BROOM

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BROOM, Sidney

Service Number: 1522
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Newton St Faith, England, June 1888
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: St Faith Elementary School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1522, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1522, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bakara, Melbourne
5 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1522, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1522, 31st Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Brother of 43 Pte. Frank Broom (/explore/people/208626) who died of wounds in France on 28 Jun 1916

Sid Broom's remains were identified in time for the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelle's, held at Phesant Wood Cemetery, on 19 Jul 2016, where the headstone over his final resting place was unveiled.