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 Thomas Myatt Brough

Thomas Myatt Brough

Birth
Catherine Hill Bay, Lake Macquarie City, New South Wales, Australia
Death 22 Jul 1918 (aged 22)
Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Burial Longueau, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Plot Plot II, Row B, Grave #5
Memorial ID 91340596 · View Source
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Thomas Myatt Brough was born on 10 January 1896 in Catherine Hill Bay, New South Wales, Australia. His parents were Thomas Myatt Brough and Ellen France, and his Brough ancestry extends back to the 1200's in Staffordshire, England.

Thomas Myatt Brough served in the Australian Army during World War I. The following account of his death was provided by a family member to the Brough Family Organization (www.broughfamily.org) in 2003: "Thomas Myatt Brough and [his brother] Roy Victor Myatt Brough were in the Australian Army that fought in that most horrific of military campaigns--the Somme offence of 1918 near Amiens, France. Roy was wounded and Thomas was killed. On hearing of his brother's death, Roy requested to travel down the trench to view his brother's body. As fate has it the officer who gave such permission was killed in the interim and when Roy returned he was charged with desertion, this punishable by death on the spot. Fortunately a witness was found and the true story evolved. What always fascinated me was the date of this incident--August 1918. Thomas only had to hang on for another three months to live."

According to military records provided by the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Office of Australian War Graves, "Private" Thomas Myatt Brough of the "20th Bn. Australian Inf." was "killed in action" on 22 July 1918, and is buried "in the Longueau British Cemetery, France, in Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5."


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  • Created by: R. Clayton Brough
  • Added: 4 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91340596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Myatt Brough (10 Jan 1896–22 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91340596, citing Longueau British Cemetery, Longueau, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France ; Maintained by R. Clayton Brough (contributor 47699379) .