Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 30th November 1915; age 23 – Gallipoli.
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.
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.
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/