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Born: 1888, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Died: 6th August 1915; age: 27; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 2nd September 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/6964

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


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


Grave Reference:


Loker Churchyard,




Brother to AMOS BROOKS. KiA




1891   66, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Edgar was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

John Tapler Brooks, 35, a Mariner, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Emma Harriet Mallett Brooks (nee Wilding), 35, born Ipswich.

John Brooks, 11, born Chelmondiston.

Sidney Brooks, 9, born Chelmondiston.

Mitchell Brietwiser Brooks, 7, born Chelmondiston.

Bertie Ivor Brooks, 5, born Chelmondiston.

William Brooks, 1, born Chelmondiston.


1901   34, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Edgar was 13 years old, a Fishmonger’s Errand Boy. He was living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Emma, 45, a Stay Corset worker.

Mitchell, 17, an Engine Marking Machinist.

Bertie, 15, an Engine Drilling Machinist.

William, 11.

Amos Brooks, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   9, Mount Street, Ipswich.


Edgar was 23 years old, a General Labourer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Elizabeth, 22, a Tailoress – employer & a Tailoress for the Asylum Clothing Company.

Edgar, 2.


In 1908, Ipswich Edgar married Elizabeth Frances Alcock, born November 1887, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Edgar Sidney G. Brooks, born October 1908, Ipswich.

Ellen E. Brooks, born 1911, Ipswich.

Elsie Bertha Brooks, born 1914, Ipswich.


Edgar’s father John Tapler Brooks died, 1893, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth F. Brooks – widow.


Edgar 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.


Edgar is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Edgar is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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