Herbert Brook (1891-1919)

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, HERBERT, MSM. Corporal. No 441158. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born 30 Violet Street, Halifax 10.12.1891. Son of Richard and Mary Brook, 91 Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School; Huddersfield Higher Grade School and Bangor College. Was a school teacher in Sheffield before enlisting on 18.6.1915. Was on holiday at Cologne when war was declared. Single. Was demobilised at the beginning of February, 1919, but was taken ill on the journey home. Died from influenza and pneumonia at home, 91 Northgate, Huddersfield, on 19.2.1919, aged 27. He had recently been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for clerical work in the 4th Army Headquarters. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 46, 130G.
ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission