Colonel Brook (c.1882-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BROOK, COLONEL. Private. No 204216. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mabel Brook, 168 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a stonemason at Linthwaite and had worked for a time for Messrs Robert McAlpine and Sons. Was a member of the Working Men's Club and played football with the local team. Married, with two children and, at the time of enlistment, was living at 48 Barton Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 29.9.1916. Embarked for France in April, 1917. Suffered severe gunshot wounds to the chest at Nieuport, 5.8.1917, and died in the 39th Casualty Clearing Station on 10.8.1917, aged 35 years. Buried in ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 7.
ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission