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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Edward Brookes in Hooge Crater cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
Person Details
Radford, Nottingham
Edward William was born in Radford in 1889 and was the son of Charles Brookes a brass finisher and the late Sarah Brookes, née Litchfield of 36 Fisher Street, Nottingham. His father Charles was born in 1851 in Birmingham and his mother Sarah Litchfield was born in 1855 in Ilkeston, they were married in 1874 in Radford and went on to have the following children all of whom were born in Radford, Nellie b1875, Charles b1876, William b1878, Annie b1879, John b1880, Florence b1884, Louis b1883 and Edward b1889. His mother Sarah died in 1901 in Nottingham she was 46 yrs. In the 1911 census the family are living at 36 Fisher Street, Nottingham and are shown as Charles 57 yrs a widow brass finisher, he is living with his children Charles 35 yrs a platelayer, Edward 22 yrs a curtain presser and his married son John 31 yrs a plate layer, his sons wife Louisa Jules Brookes and their children Doris 5 yrs, John William 3 yrs and Lydia 8 months. In the same 1911 census his siblings, William is living at 15 Cedar Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham with his two sisters, Annie and Florence and are shown as William, head single 33 yrs a lace packer, Annie single 32 yrs sister lace machinist and Florence Sarah single 29 yrs sister a lace machinist.
In 1911 he was a curtain lace presser machine builder.
04 Oct 1917
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457549 - CWGC Website
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Private
2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private Edward Brookes enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action on 4th October 1917 and is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Edward Brookes in Hooge Crater cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    Edward Brookes - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Edward Brookes in Hooge Crater cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of CWGC
    Hooge Crater Cemetery - photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of CWGC