About Cecil Huxtable
Cecil John Brisbane Huxtable was born in Sydney in 1889 to John Perrin & Gertrude Huxtable.
Cecil arrived in Broome around 1912 when he was recorded as working as a shell opener on the luggers. Cecil applied to enlist when he was in Broome and Dr. Harada passed him for his medical.
Cecil enlisted on the 27th June 1916 and was enrolled in to the 28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcements. He was enlisted as a private but had risen to a Corporal before the unit embarked from Fremantle aboard the HMAT Persic on the 29th December 1916. The troops proceeded overseas to France in May 1917, and Cecil was taken on strength in June. He was appointed Lance Corporal in July. He was sent to hospital in August with “trench fever” and rejoined his battalion in September. Cecil was Killed in Action on 4th October 1917, and was buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery.
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