Born: 12th March 1889, Ipswich.

Died: 31st August 1917; age 29; Tuberculosis – origin France – not the result of but aggravated by active service. Served 1 year & 171 days.

Residence: 6, Mason Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Carman.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 12th December 1915; Age: 28 years & 2 months. Height: 5ft & 9 1/2ins, fair complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.



France: 22nd December 1916 – 13th March 1917.


Trench Feet in the field – 3rd March 1917.


Discharged: Tuberculosis – 31st May 1917 – Warley, Essex. Character of sober habits and well conducted.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & Silver War Badge – issue number 184157.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 28284

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles and Emily Brooks, of 101, Sirdar Road, Ipswich; husband of Lilian Grace Brooks, of 6, Mason Street, Ipswich.





1891   8, Mason Street, Ipswich.


Arthur was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles John Brooks, 24, a Labourer – Corporation, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Emily Brooks, 24, born Ipswich.

William Brooks, 4, born Ipswich.

Ada Brooks, 3, born Ipswich.


1901   57, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 35, a Sanitory Authority Labourer.

Emily, 34, a Laundress.

Ada, 13.

Frederick Brooks, 9, born Ipswich.

Florence Kate Brooks, 5, born Ipswich.

Charles Brooks, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   82, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Arthur was 22 years old, a Coal Carter. He was married and Head of the Household.

Lilian, 23.

Dennis, 1.

George, 1 month.


In 1909, Bosmere, Suffolk Arthur married Lilian Grace Worlledge, born March 1888, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

They had 5 children:

Dennis Frederick Brooks, born July 1909, Ipswich.

George Arthur Brooks, born March 1911, Ipswich.

Daisy Kathleen Brooks, born September 1912, Ipswich.

Charles Leonard Brooks, born January 1915, Ipswich.

Florence Violet Brooks, born April 1917, Ipswich – died August 1918, Ipswich.


Regiment: Essex Regiment 13th (Service) Battalion (West Ham):

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