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Seabrook, George Ross (1892–1917)

George Seabrook, (right), with his brothers Theo and William

George Seabrook, (right), with his brothers Theo and William

Australian War Memorial, H05568

An unusually sad war tragedy has overtaken the family of Mr. and Mrs. Seabrook, of Petersham, three sons having perished on the Western front in the course of two days. The three boys—the oldest was only 25½ years of age—were in the same battalion of infantry, and they left Sydney on the same day. The elder two of the brothers, Private George Ross Seabrook and Private Theo Leslie Seabrook, were killed in action, on September 20. The former was a master painter, well known in Petersham and Bankstown, and the latter was a fireman at the loco works at Eveleigh, and was well known in Armidale. The youngest of the three, Lieutenant W. (Keith) Seabrook, was 21 years of age, and was engaged as a telephonist at Ashfield. He died of wounds on September 21. For 12 months prior to leaving for the front he was a lieutenant at Casula, Liverpool, and Cootamundra, and being too young to hold a commission, he went away as a sergeant, receiving his commission as second-lieutenant in France.

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'Seabrook, George Ross (1892–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/seabrook-george-ross-13857/text24719, accessed 21 November 2017.

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George Seabrook, (right), with his brothers Theo and William

George Seabrook, (right), with his brothers Theo and William

Australian War Memorial, H05568