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Born: 1888, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.
Died: 6th August 1915; age: 27; KiA.
Residence: 9, Mount Street, Ipswich.
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.
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.
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.
In 1908, Ipswich Edgar married Elizabeth Frances Alcock, born November 1887, Ipswich.
They had 4 children:
Elizabeth Ellen Alice Alcock Brooks, born November 1905, Ipswich.
Edgar Sidney George Brooks, born October 1908, Ipswich.
Ellen Emma Brooks, born July 1911, Ipswich.
Elsie Bertha Brooks, born June 1914, Ipswich.
Edgar’s father John Tapler Brooks died 1893, Suffolk.
Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth F. Brooks – widow.
Edgar is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich, and at The Mission Free Church, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion: