Frederick Brooks (c.1892-1916)

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Frederick Brooks

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BROOKS, FREDERICK. Private. No 15325. 24th Battalion (Oldham Pals) Manchester Regiment. Born East Hagbourne, Berkshire. Son of George and Ellen Brooks. Lived Bankfield, Manchester Road, Marsden. From boyhood had been brought up by his Uncle, Mr Howson of Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Adult Sunday School and the Socialist Institute. Enlisted 12.5.1915. Embarked for France, 12.11.1915. Received a gunshot wound to the head whilst engaged in bomb throwing on 2.7.1916. After first aid had been given he was taken to the Base Hospital at Rouen where he died of his injuries on 12.7.1916, aged 24. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 28, Grave 8.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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