Nmae: Arthur Edmond Brooks
Service Number: 3034
Units Served: 32nd Battalion
Personal Details: Arthur Edmond Brooks was born in July 1891 in the town Of Jamestown in South Australia. He was the eldest son of Thomas and Laura Brooks of Jamestown. He attended Jamestown Public School and was a chaff merchant when he enlisted at the age of 24 years and 1 month old. At that time he was 5' 8 3/4' tall and weighed 155lbs. He had a fresh complexion with blue eyes and light brown hair, and was a member of the Presbytarian Church.
Enlistment Details: He enlisted on the 18th August 1915 and was originally posted to the 7th Reinforcement of the 27th Battalion. He later joined the 4th Platoon of "A" Company in the 32nd Battalion.
Details about his role in War: He left Adelaide on the 12th January 1916 aboard the "Medic". After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to the 32nd Battalion on the 6th April. He embarked from Egypt on the 17th of June 1916 on the “Transylvania” and arrived in Marseilles on the 23rd of June 1916.
The first battle that his battalion was involved in was the Battle of Fromelles on the 19th July 1916. Over the next 24 hours, the 32nd suffered heavy casualties, including Arthur.
On the 1st of February 1917 he was reported missing, and on the 12th August he was pronounced Killed in Action by the Court Of Injury.
Age at Death: 26
Memorial Details: VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France