Leslie Salvadore BROOK

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BROOK, Leslie Salvadore

Service Number: 1313
Enlisted: 19 December 1914, Enlisted at Oaklands, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: State School, Ballarat, Victoria and Public School, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Bomb Accident, Belgium, 10 October 1916
Cemetery: Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery
Plot V, Row A, Grave 13 Headstone inscription reads: He gave his life for his country so that we might live
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1313, Enlisted at Oaklands, SA
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1313, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1313, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Albert and Rona Brook of 323 Chapple Street, Broken Hill, NSW

18 December 1914 - his mother wrote a note giving him permission to serve overseas

His death resulted when a grenade exploded in his hand while training in the field. The court inquiry concluded that the grenade exploded due to it having a faulty fuse

His Brother, 451 Privatete Frederick Albert Brook of the 20th Battalion was killed in action on 5 August 1916.