Albert Wickens HAMBROOK

Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
07-September-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
3557
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
03-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
14 November 1916
Place
Flers, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Stephen’s Uniting Church Toowoomba Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial.

 

Albert Hambrook arrived in France in March 1916 and went to the front in August. Following heavy fighting near Flers on 14 November he was reported missing. Seven months later a Court of Enquiry confirmed he had been killed in action. He was only 19. His body was never found.

View Personal Service Records (NAA)