Joe Brook (c.1887-1918)

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, JOE. Private. No 202154. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Marsden. Son of Japheth and Mary Brook of Clough Lea, Marsden. Employed as a spinner at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted in June, 1916, and went over to France in October, 1916. Died of wounds, 27.3.1918, aged 30. Buried in St SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot 7, Row C. Grave 9B.
His mother received the following letter from the Sister in charge of an ambulance train, 'He seemed to have no pain as he was more or less unconscious from the time he boarded the train until he died. We did all we could but his case was hopeless. His body was taken to Rouen.'
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission