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David Roskilly Brokenshire was born in Ballarat and was an Ironfounder by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance, Section A on 10 February 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915. In late September he was hospitalised at Mudros suffering from influenza, then in November he was treated for eczema at the 1st Casualty Clearing Station at Anzac, Gallipoli. In March 1916 he was severely disciplined for having been absent without leave for a week. In July 1916 he moved across to France where, apart from another AWL charge and a septic knee, he served out the war without major incident. In February 1919 he sailed from England as a member of the nursing staff aboard the Orca, disembarking at Melbourne on April 7th 1919.
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