Hugh BROOKE

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BROOKE, Hugh

Service Number: 3706
Enlisted: 14 December 1914, Enlisted at Enoggera, QLD
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 1st Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF
Born: Wortley, Sheffield, Yorkeshire, England, 1888
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Wortley National School, Sheffield, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Service, Ypres, Belgium, 10 August 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

14 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 3706, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Enoggera, QLD
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 3706, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 3706, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , SS Hessen, Melbourne
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 1st Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF, In the field
10 Aug 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 3706, 1st Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, AIF, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23 Years

Next of kin listed as his Aunt, Martha Brooke of 11 Highfield Terrace, Bardsley, Ashton-under-Tyne, England. His Uncle, W. George Burkinshaw  had previously been notified as his next of kin

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal