Leading Signalman John William Seabrook

Service number 7914
Birth Date 1892-04-08
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Essex
Death Date 1967
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brighton
Final Rank Leading Signalman
Unit HMAS Sydney
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

John William Seabrook enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy in March 1913, having spent time serving with the Royal Navy. He joined HMAS Sydney upon its commission in June 1913 and served on the ship for the entirety of the war. During this period, Seabrook saw action during the Sydney-Emden encounter on 9th November 1914, recording the event in great detail. He continued employment with the RAN until early 1919, when he was invalided out. After the First World War, John Seabrook became active in the Ex-Naval Men's Association, working as the organisation's honorary general treasurer.


Date of birth 08 April 1892
Date of death 1967