Ipswich War Memorial


Born: 1894, Mistley, Essex.

Died: 4th October 1917; age23.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th August 1917 – France.

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2/6th Cyclist Battalion attached 3rd/4th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment).

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

40 to 41 & 162 to162A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alice J. Brooke, of 7, Bolton Lane, Ipswich & the later John W. Brooke.




1901   West Hall, New Road, Mistley, Essex.


John was 6 years old and living with his parents & sister.

John William Brooke, 49, a Land Agent – Auctioneer – employer, born Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Alice Julia Brooke (nee Lafrentz), 43, born Clapham, London.

Joan Marjorie Brooke, 4, born Mistley, Essex.

1 governess

1 cook

1 housemaid.


1911   Elstow School, Kempston, Bedfordshire.


John was an Inmate/Schoolar at the school for 174 boys.


In 1911, John’s mother, sister & maternal aunt were living at 29, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

Alice, 53, living on Private Means.

Joan, 14.

Fanny Clara Lafrenz, 50, living on Private Means, born Clapham, London.


John’s father, John William Brooke, died October 1909, at 16, Fitzroy Square, London. His home address was at Mistley, Essex.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at Mistley, Essex and St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial and St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial, St. Matthews Church memorial Ipswich


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