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Thomas Brinkworth

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Brinkworth

Thomas

2152

Pte

14 Australian Infantry

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

 

27

   

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

31/05/1918

 

Killed

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Allonville Communal Cemetery

B,17

France

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

George and Sarah Montague Brinkworth

Frogwell

Chippenham

Notes

Second son of George Brinkworth. Attended the Lowden CofE School. He left England aged 17 to go to Australia after working as a nurseryman for Walter Rudman at Sheldon Road Nursery. In Australia, he became a manager of a cattle ranch. When war broke out, he joined the Queensland Light Horse but transferred to an infantry regiment and went to Egypt. Before going to France, he was able to spend his leave in Chippenham. He was killed with several other soldiers when they were asleep in in billets near Allonville, France. The billet was hit by an artillery shell. The day before his death, he was visited by his brother, Pte Claude Brinkworth, North Somerset Yeomanry. Brinkworth's parents learnt of his death from his brother-in-law who was in the same unit

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

St Paul’s Church

St Andrew’s Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Brinkworth's name on the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

Last updated - 08/05/2016

 

 


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