Donald Hamilton BROOKE

Badge Number: S64625, Sub Branch: Burnside
S64625

BROOKE, Donald Hamilton

Service Numbers: 713, 5327, S34883
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, 10th Bn on formation
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Peterborough, SA, 3 September 1892
Home Town: Barmera, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk - National Australia Bank Mt Gambier
Died: Natural Causes aged 93 (RSL Membership Card), Barmera, Berri and Barmera - South Australia, Australia, 30 January 1987, aged 94 years
Cemetery: Barmera Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide National Australia Bank WW1 Honour Board, Auburn Primary School WW1 Honor Roll, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Kadina Memorial High School WW1 Honour Roll, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Sydney (ANZ) English, Scottish and Australian Bank Great War Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 713, 10th Infantry Battalion, 10th Bn on formation
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 713, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 713, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5327, 10th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5327, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 713, Battle for Pozières
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 713, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Aug 1916: Imprisoned Mouquet Farm, Reported Missing 19-23 August 1916 Advise PoW at Friedricksfeld Rheinland late 1916
10 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 713, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

17 May 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN S34883
17 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN S34883
17 May 1941: Enlisted Fort Largs, SA
17 Oct 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

713 Lance Corporal Donald H Brooke who left Australia with the Original 10th battalion, and was wounded in the landing and invailided home, and returned again to the front in April 1916, was taken a prisioner by the Germans at the Battle of Pozieres.  His parents recieved a letter from him at Fredricksfeld Rheinland, where he is a member of a working party,having been sent there from Dulmer at the end of 1916.  He stated that he was well and is recieving home and friend's letters and parcels, which are very welcome.  The working hours at the camp are long, from 6am until 6 pm, with two half hours for coffee at 8:30 and 3:30and a dinner hour.He enclosed a photo of himself, taken in the German Prisoner's navy uniform.

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