William James Heathcote BROOK

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BROOK, William James Heathcote

Service Number: 372
Enlisted: 11 February 1916, Place of enlistment - Casula, Sydney New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Orange, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Bondi Superior Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in action, Hill 60, Ypres, Belgium, 10 November 1916
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Plot V1, Row O, Grave 26 Headstone inscription reads: Thy will be done
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World War 1 Service

11 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 372, Mining Corps, Place of enlistment - Casula, Sydney New South Wales
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 372, Mining Corps, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Sydney
14 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
10 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 372, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward George and Helena Booth Brook of 'Kent' Cross Street, Waverley, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisted he had served in the Citizen Forces in the Machine Gun Corps, Eastern Suburbs Infantry

 He had served his 6 year apprenticeship with Alex Bert of Kensington, NSW