James Brook (1896-1918)

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James Brook


James Brook was born on 21 September 1896, the eldest son of mason's labourer Tom Brook and his wife Elizabeth (née Rangeley).

At the time of the 1911 Census, he was living with his grandparents, handloom weaver George Kaye Brook and his wife Martha, and working as a doffer at a worsted mill.

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, JAMES. Private. No 21/712. 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Brook of Bank End, Kirkburton. Employed by Mr W. Armitage of Springfield Mills. Enlisted February 1915. Killed in action, 23.9.1918, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Shelley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



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