Theo Leslie SEABROOK

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SEABROOK, Theo Leslie

Service Number: 6147
Enlisted: 11 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, June 1893
Home Town: Petersham, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, Menin Road / Polygon Wood, near Ypres Belgium, 20 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Leichhardt War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6147, 17th Infantry Battalion
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6147, 17th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
30 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6147, 17th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6147, 17th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

The middle of three brothers, Private Theo Leslie Seabrook was a fireman of Petersham, New South Wales, Australia when he enlisted on 16 September 1916, embarking on the 26th October 1916 with the 17th Reinforcements of the 17th Battalion.  Ominously all three Seabrook brothers were serving with 17 Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.  Committed to the Battle of Menin Road as part of the Third Ypres campaign,  all three were killed together as the assault exploited into Polygon Wood. At the time of their deaths, George was aged 25, Theo was aged 24 and William was aged 21. Theo and George are commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres while William is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near where he had died of his wounds. 

Their father,  William George Seabrook, of 64 Margaret Street Petersham was listed as next of kin.  Their mother was MRs Fanny Isabel SEABROOK.

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