James Willie Brooke (1880-1917)

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, JAMES WILLIE. Driver. No L/25470. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Moldgreen, Huddersfield, 5.8.1880. Educated at Stile Common Board School. Employed as a dyer by Messrs Dyson, Hall and Company, Greenside, Dalton. Husband of Mary Jane Brooke, 7 Fleming House Lane, Waterloo, Dalton. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France in December, 1915. Died of wounds received near Ypres, 28.12.1917, aged 37 years. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 51.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton.

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