Wallace (Wallie) BROOM

BROOM, Wallace

Service Number: 3860
Enlisted: 17 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor, apprenticed to his father Mr A. Broom.
Died: Killed in Action, France, 30 March 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Northam Memorial Hospital
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3860, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
22 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3860, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
22 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3860, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ajana, Fremantle
30 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, 3860, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery

Misfiring Mortar

Wallace Broom was killed alongside Patrick Currie and Walter Bloom when their Stokes Mortar misfired during action on 30 March 1918 at Hebuterne France. The mortar shell burst prematurely in the tube when fired.

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