Gordon Raymond BROOKS

Badge Number: 4640, Sub Branch: Mount Gambier

BROOKS, Gordon Raymond

Service Number: 5829
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Millicent, 25 August 1897
Home Town: Glencoe West, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Memorials: Glencoe Soldiers Memorial, Millicent War Memorial, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Mount Gambier, South Australia
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5829, 10th Infantry Battalion,

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24 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5829, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1918: Discharged AIF WW1

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Father  Thomas Brooks and Mother Anne Jane Brooks (nee       ), of Glencoe West, SA

Described on enlisting as 18 years months old; single; 5' 7" tall; 131 lbs; dark complexion;
dark grey eyes; dark brown hair; Presbyterian.

6/3/1916          Enlisted at Mount Gambier
                        Completed medical - fit for service

22/3/1916        Commanding Officer appointed Gordon to B Company 2nd Depot
                        Exhibition Camp

27/6/1916        Embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A37 Barambah
                        Private in 10th Battalion, 19th reinforcements
25/8/1916        Disembarked into Plymouth, England
26/8/1916        Marched in from Australia to 3rd Training Battalion,

24/9/1916        Taken on Strength from 10th Battalion to 43rd Battalion

25/11/1916      Proceeded overseas to France, ex Southampton

4/1/1917          Sick to hospital - France
26/1/1917        Rejoined unit

2/3/1917          Sick to hospital - Boulogne, France  -  Pneumonia
5/3/1917          Admitted to No.10 Ambulance Train, in the field
6/3/1917          Seriously ill - admitted to England (pleurosy)
8/3/1917          Admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital

13/4/1917        Embarked to England per HT St Andrews
14/4/1917        Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England
18/6/1917        Transferred to 1st Auxillary Hospital, England (Turberculosis on lungs)

27/7/1917        Embarked from England on HMAT Demosthenus - Turberculosis
                        Returning to Australia

27/8/1917        Missed Transport A64 in Capetown, Africa
28/8/1917        Re-embarked on board HMT Nestor for Australia

21-31/9/1917   Admitted to No.7 Australian General Hospital, Adelaide, SA

British War medal (14972); Victory War medal (14708)

3/1/1918          Discharged from service

Total service:  1 year 304 days  (overseas 1 year 87 days)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  26/10/2014.  Lest we forget.