Friday, 20 June 2014

George Brook 1888-1918

George Brook is remembered on the family gravestone in Silkstone Churchyard
6 May 1888 Thurgoland Baptised 24th September at Holy Trinity, Thurgoland

Son of:
Hiram Brook b.1846 Stainborough d.1914 Silkstone
1911: Holling Moor, Thurgoland General labourer
married 17th December 1867 Silkstone All Saints to
Emma John Brook (nee Denton) b.1848 Stainborough d.1919 Silkstone

Position in family:
13th of 14 children
1. William b.1869
2. Agnes b.1870
3. Frank b.1873
4. Rodger b.1874 d.1951
5. Mina b.1875
6. Andrew b.1876
7. Thomas b.1880
8. Charles b.1881
9. Ann b. 1883
10. Ada b.1884 d.1885
11. Martha b.1885
12. Fred b.1886

13. George b.1888
14. Friend b.1891 d.1891

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: Crab Row, Eastfield, Thurgoland age 2
1901: Crab Row, Eastfield, Thurgoland age 12
1911: Holling Moor, Thugoland age 22 Butcher


Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion:  2nd/4th York and Lancaster (Hallamshire)
Service number and rank:  29190 Private
Awards: Victory Medal and British War Medal

30th October 1918 aged 30
Buried at: Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Grave Reference: LXXI.C.5.

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Brother of William Brook, of Crabb Row, Holling Moor, Thurgoland, Sheffield

George is also remembered on the Silkstone War Memorial, the Thurgoland War Memorial, on the WW1 Roll of Honour and Memorial Plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Thurgoland and on the Hood Green War Memorial and (see above) the family gravestone in Silkstone Churchyard.

George died in hospital in France from pneumonia following influenza on 30th October 1918, aged 29, just three weeks after returning to France from home leave, having spent sixteen months in France.

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.

Additional research by Pete Schofield

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