George Lindsay BROCK

BROCK, George Lindsay

Service Number: 36092
Enlisted: 8 June 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: Field Artillery Brigades
Born: Semaphore - Port Adelaide - South Australia, 12 December 1885
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 21 June 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot 1V, Row E, Grave 2, Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy St Pierre, Amiens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hackney St Peter's College Fallen Honour Board, Woodville Saint Margaret's Anglican Church Lych Gate
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
9 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 36092, Field Artillery Brigades, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Sydney embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 36092, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
21 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 36092, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 36092 awm_unit: 50th Australian Field Artillery Battery awm_rank: Gunner awm_died_date: 1918-06-21

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

George Lindsay Brock was born at Semaphore South Australia in December 1885. Before enlisting Moorook South Australia on 8 June 1916 he had been a farmer at Maggea in the Riverland.

On 16 June he reported to C Company 2nd Depot Battalion and joined the general reinforcements for the field artillery. In November he was posted to Maribyrnong, Victoria as a gunner but after being promoted to Sergeant in January was reallotted to the 10th quota of reinforcements for the 24th Field Artillery Brigade.

When he was admitted to 5th Australian General Hospital St Kilda Road, Melbourne on 16 February (probably with Influenza) he was reverted to Gunner. He was posted back to Maribyrnong on 31 May and allotted to the 28th quota of reinforcements for the Australian Field Artillery and sailed from Melbourne aboard HMAT Port Sydney on 9 November 1917.  A week after disembarking at Suez he embarked for England where he marched in to the Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery at Heytesbury.  

In early May he proceeded to France and was taken on the strength of the 50th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 5th Division.

On 11 June 1918, Gunner George Lindsay Brock was admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station suffering from the effects of gas and died on 21 June 1918; he was 33 years of age.

George’s younger brother, Lieutenant Halcombe Brock, 3rd Australian Light Horse, was killed in action at Popes Hill, Anzac on 2 June 1915.