John Blackler BROOKS

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BROOKS, John Blackler

Service Number: 2125
Enlisted: 19 May 1915, 4th Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tarlee, South Australia, 16 August 1895
Home Town: Tarlee, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Bois Grenier, France, 30 May 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: X Farm Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Row G, Grave No. 3
Memorials: Mount Gambier M1 War Memorial*, Mount Gambier PHR 1 RSL Pictorial Honour Roll*, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

19 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 27th Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements
2 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
30 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"..2125 Private (Pte) John Blackler Brooks, 27th Battalion, of Tarlee, SA. With three years service in senior cadets and one year with the 79th Infantry, Citizens Military Forces (CMF), Pte Brooks was employed as a clerk with the National Bank of Australia before he enlisted in in the AIF in June 1915. He left Australia for Egypt with the 4th Reinforcements in September 1915, and was transferred to the Western Front four months later. Pte Brooks was killed in action whilst manning a front line trench in the Bridoux Salient near Bois Grenier on 20 May 1916, age 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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