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:


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.




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:


Gallipoli :

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