Thomas Victor BROOKS

BROOKS, Thomas Victor

Service Numbers: 2110, V363631
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Warragul, Victoria, Australia, 9 January 1896
Home Town: Moolap, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School teacher
Died: 20 May 1960, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Moolap Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2110, 7th Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
17 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2110, 7th Infantry Battalion
17 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2110, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
5 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2110, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2110, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, BW to right leg/knee sustained at Lone Pine just three days after he joined the unit at Gallipoli. Rejoined unit (at Gallipoli) on 7 December 1915.
1 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
15 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 59th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
4 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 59th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2110, 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW to left hand (evacuated to England and then to Australia).
23 May 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2110, 59th Infantry Battalion, RTA 12 November 1916 and discharged as medically unfit (left hand).

World War 2 Service

23 Mar 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V363631
23 Mar 1942: Enlisted SN V363631, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Private. Enlisted at Surrey Hills, Vic.
23 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V363631
29 Nov 1944: Discharged SN V363631, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
29 Nov 1944: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V363631

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr. W BROOKS of Moolap near Geelong, Vic.

Prior to enlistment he was teaching at School No 260 Flinders.