Norman Montague Brooke DCM, as a private, 1st Pioneer Battalion and 2nd Medium Trench Mortar Battery, First World War, later of the 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, Russia, 1919 interviewed by Stuart Menzies

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Accession Number S00180
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 12 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF LP 35; stereo
Maker Menzies, Stuart
Date made 24 June 1984
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
North Russia, 1919
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Norman Brooke DCM of the 1st Pioneer Battalion and 2nd Medium Trench Mortar Battery, later of the 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Arrived in England in April 1919 after being demobilised in France; joined the North Russian Relief Force in 1919 whilst waiting for transport back to Australia; expected to serve as a garrison trooper to relieve those who had been there in 1918 and to guard stores belonging to the British Army, but ended up being involved in more fighting.

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