Horace Claude SAMBROOK


SAMBROOK, Horace Claude

Service Number: 6397
Enlisted: 12 October 1916, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, 9 July 1886
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Hangard Wood, France, 7 April 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Granville War Memorial, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6397, 19th Infantry Battalion, Sydney
11 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6397, 19th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6397, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
7 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6397, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Horace Claude SAMBROOK was born in Bathurst, New South Wales on 9th July, 1886

His mother was Margaret Caroline Mary SAMBROOK who married a John DOWNIE at St Pauls Church in Redfern on 24th October, 1896 - his father was unknown on his birth certificate

He married Lilian Jane TATTERSELL in Sydney in 1911 - 3 children, Alfred, James & George

He enlisted in Sydney on 12th October, 1916 & embarked with the 19th Infantry Battalion, 18th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Suevic on 11th November, 1916

Horace was Killed in Action at Hangard Wood in France on 7th April, 1918 - no known grave - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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