Raymond Tyas Brook (c.1897-1918)

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, RAYMOND TYAS. Private. No 42003. 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 23407 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Hepworth. Son of John and Clara Lockwood Brook of 46 St. George's Road, Scholes, Holmfirth. Attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Sunday School and Hepworth Parish Church. Employed in the finishing room at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France in the first week of October, 1916. Killed in action in Italy, 27.10.1918, aged 21 years. Buried TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave3.
ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church.
His parents received the following letter from Private F. F. Halstead, who belonged to the same Company, giving an account of how Raymond met his death. 'I feel the loss very much as he was a good pal but we have one consolation in knowing that he suffered no pain as a bullet from an enemy machine gun hit him in the head. It happened just as we had crossed the river and started the advance on the 27.10.1918. He was killed at my side as we had to lie down on the ground while the machine gun was firing but your dear son had the misfortune to be hit so once again I express my deepest sympathy as a better pal never lived.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission