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Brotherton, Cecil (1121)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 25 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 13 March 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1121            view online service record

Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Miss May Colister (step-sister)
Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 June 1916
Ship: HMAT Runic A54
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Sunday, 22 July 1917
Discharged: Monday, 17 December 1917


1918 ‘LATE CECIL BROTHERTON.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 13 April, p. 4. , viewed 16 Apr 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 29, 2017 1.39 pm 0Likes

    Apparently known as “Percy”, Brotherton returned with a gunshot wound to the left elbow in October, 1917 and was discharged as medically unfit. His archive simply reads “died of discharge” with no cause identified, but his passing in Melbourne Hospital rather than a military facility suggests his death was not related to his war service. This is confirmed by a claim for a pension by a step-sister being rejecteon those grounds .

    BROTHERTON.- On the 26th March, at the Melbourne Hospital, Private Percy Brotherton, of the 38th Battalion, A.I.F., dearly beloved brother of Alfred Brotherton, of 48 Rouse-street, Port Melbourne, aged 27 years.

    BROTHERTON.— The Friends of the late Private PERCY BROTHERTON, of the 38th Battalion A.I.F., are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting place, Coburg Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave the residence of his brother, Mr. Alfred Brotherton, No. 48 Rouse-street, Port Melbourne, TOMORROW (Thursday), the 28th inst., at 2 o’clock p.m. R. M’KENZIE, Undertaker, Port and South Melbourne.

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