Born: 1890, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Died: 16th May 1921; age: 31; died of Pulmonary Phthisis and Cardiac Failure, at the Borough Fever Hospital, Ipswich.

Informant – brother Bertie I. Brooks, of 9, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 9, Ernest Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Quay Labourer.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 20061.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, transferred to (487735), Labour Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Emma & the late John Brooks.






1891   66, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


William was a year 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.

Edgar Brooks, 3, born Chelmondiston.


1901   34, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


William was 11 years old and living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Emma, 45, a Stay Corset.

Mitchell, 17, an Engine Marker Machinist.

Bertie, 15, an Engine Marking Drilling Machinist.

Edgar, 13, a Fishmonger’s Errand Boy.

Amos Brooks, 9, born Ipswich.


1911   9, Ernest Street, Ipswich.


William was 21 years old, an Iron Turner – Agricultural Works. He was living with his mother & brothers.

Emma, 55.

Sidney, 29, a Foundry Labourer – Agricultural Works.

Amos, 19 years old, a General Labourer.


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


William lost two brothers during the First World War:

Edgar Brooks, was KiA – 6th August 1915, aged 27. He was ranked a Private, service number 3/6964, of the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion. Edgar was laid to rest at Loker Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Amos Brooks died – 30th November 1915, aged 23. He was ranked a Private, service number 3/997, of the Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion. Amos was laid to rest at Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey (Gallipoli).

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