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Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 20th October 1914; age 19; KiA.

Evening Star – Saturday, 26th June 1915 – Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Brooks, of 33, Gladstone Road, Ipswich, have received official notification that their son, Private Alfred Percy Brooks, of the 1st East Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on the 20th October 1914.

Residence: Midlothian Terrace, 33, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: an Iron Turner – at Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th September 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9791

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4.

Ploegstreet Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. A.M. Brooks, of 33, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.




1901   3, Ceylon Buildings, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Thomas Brooks, 31, an Engineers Turner, born Ipswich.

Alice Maud Brooks (nee Bruce), 27, born Ipswich.

Ethel Mabel Brooks, 7, born Ipswich.

Ada Maud Brooks, 2, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Brooks, 3 months, born Ipswich.


1911   33, Midlothian Terrace, Gladstone Road, Ipswich.


Alfred was 16 years old, an Iron Turner – Agricultural Iron Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 41, an Iron Turner – Agricultural Iron Works.

Alice, 37.

Ethel, 17, a Tailoress – Tailor.

Ada, 12.

Arthur, 10.

Harry Victor Brooks, 7, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Brooks, 5, born Ipswich.

Irene Alice Brooks, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Thomas Brooks – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies and the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church Ipswich.


In January 1970, at Christie’s, London. Alfred’s Victory, British War, 1914 Star, with a Clasp were sold – Estimate – £80 – £100 – Price realised – £150.

East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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