AMOS BROOKS

 

 

Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 30th November 1915; age 23 – Gallipoli.

Residence: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th September 1915 – Balkans.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/997.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.A.1.

Hill 10 Cemetery,

Turkey (Gallipoli).

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs E. Brooks, of 9, Ernest Street, Ipswich & the late John Brooks.

 

Brother to EDGAR BROOKS.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   34, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Amos was 9 years old and living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Emma Harriet Mallett Brooks (nee Wilding), 45, a Stay Corset, born Ipswich.

Mitchell Brietwiser Brooks, 17, an Engine Marker Machinist, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Bertie Ivor Brooks, 15, an Engine Marking Driling Machinist, born Chelmondiston.

Edgar Brooks, 13, a Fishmonger’s Errand Boy, born Chelmondiston.

William Brooks, 11, born Chelmondiston.

 

1911   9, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

 

Amos was 19 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his mother & brothers.

Emma, 55.

Sidney Brooks, 29, a Foundry Labourer – Agricultural Works, born Chelmondiston.

William, 21, an Iron Turner – Agricultural Works.

 

Amos’s father was John Tapler Brooks, born 1855, Chelmondiston – died 1893, Suffolk. He was a Mariner.

 

Amos also lost a second brother as a result of the First World War:

William Brooks died 16th May 1921, aged 31, at Ipswich. He was ranked a Private, service number 20061, of the Suffolk Regiment, transferred to (487735), Labour Corps.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Brooks – mother, John and Bertie – brothers, and Mrs. Elizabeth F. Brooks – sister-in-law.

 

 

Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/essex-regiment/

 

Gallipoli : http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/battle-of-gallipoli

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