Andrew John BROOKS

BROOKS, Andrew John

Service Numbers: 2338, 2338A
Enlisted: 30 July 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Drury, New Zealand, 13 June 1884
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salvation Army Officer
Died: Natural Causes, New Zealand, 18 June 1976, aged 92 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2338, 25th Infantry Battalion, Rockhampton, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 2338, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 2338, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
25 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2338A, 9th Infantry Battalion

Andrew John Brooks

Andrew John Brooks was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1883, and left New Zealand in 1911 for New South Wales, Australia where he joined the Salvation Army as a Cadet. When War broke out, he enlisted in Rockingham, Queensland on the 30th July 1915 as a Private. He embarked on the H.M.A.T Warilda on the 5th Oct 1915 with the 25th Battalion for Service with the 9th Battalion. On the 28th April 1916, he was wounded in France with a Gunshot to the Head and was recommended for mention in despatches on the 27th August 1916. "On the Afternoon and Evening of the 21st of August at Pozieres, France, this man showed great courage in carrying messages to Battalion Headquarters. During the Afternoon the enemy bombarded our front and support trenches very heavily. This Man dashed across 300 yards of open ground which was controlled by the German Snipers and eventually through the Artillery Barrage on the support and communication trembles. Not previously recommended or rewarded."

Service Number: 2338A
Rank: Private
Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade

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