George William Brook (1894-1918)

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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, GEORGE WILLIAM. 2nd Lieutenant. 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 20.9.1894. Son of Tom and Emma Brook, 11 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated at Fartown Grammar School and Huddersfield Technical College. Before enlistment, was learning the business of manufacturing with Messrs J. Heywood and Sons, Marsh Mills. Was a member of the Huddersfield YMCA and the Huddersfield Swimming Club. Enlisted as a Private in August, 1914, and embarked for France in April, 1915. Was once wounded and, after training at Fermoy, Ireland, he received his commission with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, in March 1918. Died at home, 11, South Parade, Huddersfield from pneumonia contracted on active service, 12.11.1918, 25 years. Buried in St. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, ARMITAGE BRIDGE.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Brother of 2nd Lieut. CHARLES DOUGLAS BROOK, who died, 5.9.1916.

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