Brewster 'A Glimpse of War through a Private's Eyes', a retrospective account of experiences in World War I, 1915-1917 / John James Brewste
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Private J. J. Brewster, a commercial traveller of Paddington, Sydney served with the 56th Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division in France and Belgium.
He enlisted at Casula aged 44, 29 Nov. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A15 Star Of England, 8 Mar. 1916. He was wounded in action in France 20 July 1916 and sent to England for hospital treatment, returned to France in late 1916 and repatriated to Australia on HMAT A33 Ayrshire with 'trench foot', 23 May 1917.