|Service Number||SN / Appointment Captain|
|Age of Enlistment||Age 24 years|
|Place of Enlistment||To UK as a Rhodes Scholar.then enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers|
|Place of Birth||Guildford, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford Grammar School. Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University|
|Address History||Market Street, Guildford, WA (Daily News 15.7.1914)|
Embarked for England 1915.
Roll Rank Captain.
Roll Unit Served with 5th Royal Fusiliers (Traditionally the Regiment in which many Rhodes Scholars served).
Brockman was wounded in action on the Western Front, receiving severe head injuries (Reported West Australian Newspaper 21.6.1918) He suffered severe facial wounds (Drake Brockman, G. 1960). On recovery he was given a posting as a Staff appointment to Dover UK. (West Australian Newspaper 12.9.1917) Wife and infant son died from influenza in epidemic 28.2.1919. (West Australian Newspaper 10.5.1919).
Embarked UK. 'Euripides' for Australia
Returned/Disembarked Albany 9.5.1920.
Final Rank Captain, 5th Royal Fusiliers.
Medical Condition Wounded, facial wounds
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal,( possibly others).
Notes Drake- Brockman won a Rhodes Scholar from Guildford Grammar School in 1910, he won a double first at Oxford and was called to the Bar of the Inner Temple. At the outbreak of war he was a practicing barrister and solicitor in Perth (West Australian Newspaper 12.9.1917) He returned to Australia after the War and was elected to a Federal Senate seat in 1920. he became a noted member of the judiciary and industrial tribunals in later life. The family lived at 143 James (Mangles St up to 1898 and moved to Turton St 1899- 1910) Their mother at 14 and 34 Market St after the war. Post War he resided with his mother at 14 Market St. Guildford. WA.
West Australian Newspaper
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial.
NAA: B884, 237596
Drake Brockman. G. ‘.Turning Wheel’. Paterson, Brokensha Pty. Ltd. Perth. WA 1960
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories
143 James St. Guildford.WA
11 Turton St. Guildford.WA (family Home)