William Edward BROTHERTON

BROTHERTON, William Edward

Service Number: 7697
Enlisted: 15 October 1917, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Rocky Hall, New South Wales, Australia, 15 February 1896
Home Town: Merrylands, Holroyd, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne
Plot 1, Row H, Grave 2 , La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Oct 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7697, Sydney, New South Wales
19 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7697, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Dec 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 7697, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
20 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 7697, 1st Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", Shell wound (thigh and eye with left leg blown off)
21 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7697, 1st Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward George and Martha Brotherton of Francis Street, Merrylands, NSW; brother of Vera Brotherton

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of Mr. & Mrs. Brotherton of Merrylands

Biography contributed by Kerry Shooks

William Edward Brotheron was my grandfather Cecil Shooks best friend both having been born in Rocky Hall via Cooma they went to school together played football together, it devasted my grandfather when William died in france. Edward comes from a long line of Monaro Pioneering families his family is in the Monaro Pioneers data base under 'Descendants of Edward George Brotherton'

From my pa Cecil Shooks for William Edward Brotherton best mate. The Photo Card was sent from Sutton Venny where troops were stationed before going to France. - Added by Kerry Shooks







Biography contributed by Kerry Shooks

Contributed by Kerry Shooks


BROTHERTON.— Died of wounds in France, September

21, 1913, No. 7097, pte. William Edward Brotherton,

aged 20, 1st Battalion. -

His heart was good, his spirit brave.

His resting-place a hero's grave;

To have, to love, and then to part

Is the saddest pain to a human heart

That loved him ever dear,

A heart that loved him ever dear.

His memory written here.

Inserted by his loving father and mother and sis

ters and brothers, Francis Street, Merrylands.



 Family Notices

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Monday 4 November 1918 p 4 Family Notices