Frank Brooke (c.1898-1918)

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:

BROOKE, FRANK. Lance Bombardier. No 82171. 'A' Battery, 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Golcar. Son of John and Kate Brooke, 32 Townend, Golcar. Employed by his brother, Mr J.W. Walker, woollen manufacturer, at Springdale Mills, Longroyd Bridge. Attended St. John's Church, Golcar and was a member of the St. John's Institute and Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted, 4.8.1914, at the age of 16. He took part in the Dardenelles campaign, served for 12 months in Egypt and for two years in France. Wounded during the first battle of the Somme, in 1916, during the fight for Beaumont Hamel. Was at home on leave in August, 1918. Died of wounds, 4.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row F, Grave 7.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

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