George Cyril Broomhall

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Australian Flying Corps
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George was born in Launceston and raised in Western Australia where he also enlisted in the AIF in July 1917 and an Air Mechanic. He was a fitter and turner by trade and had worked in the goldfields for several years. He had also served in the local artillery. At the end of November 1917 he was taken on strength as a 2nd Class Air Mechanic, having departed from Melbourne on 9th November 1917. After several months at Wendover, England he proceeded to France and was marched into the No.1 Aircraft Depot. The following day he was transferred to No. 2 Squadron and was taken on strength two days later. He remained with the unit until the end of the war when he was granted leave to undergo course instruction. During March he attended a Suction Gas Engineering course at the Naval Dockyard at Chatham. On being discharged George Broomhall moved back to Tasmania and was living at Table Cape and then later at West Devonport. In 1922 he married Elizabeth Annie Northrop. The couple had two children. In 1931 he is recorded in the census as living in Victoria, but within a couple of years as his job as an electroplater started to take its toll on his health he returned to Launceston where he died on 28 November 1934 aged 40 years.

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Carr Villa Launceston
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