Littleton Campbell GROOM

Littleton Campbell Groom Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Newspaper Reporter
Enlisted
19-February-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
27
Status
Single
Service No
1843
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
Embarked
16-August-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
10-June-1917
Place
Messines, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Bethlehem Farm East Cemetery, Messines, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour.

Brother of 1900 Private Colin Groom (KIA).
Nephew of Sir Littleton Ernest Groom MHR.

 

Littleton Groom arrived in France in November 1916. During February and March 1917 he was hospitalised with scabies and boils at four different Australian Field Hospitals. He finally re-joined his unit in April. He was killed in action on 10 June at Messines in Belgium and buried two weeks later.

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