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Albert Brooks was born in Nottingham in 1879, 1 of 13 children born to Albert & Emma.
In January 1909 he married Mary Hannah Pugh in Luton.
In 1911 he is 33 years old & working as an iron foundry labourer at the gas stove makers. He is living with his wife Mary, 34 & 13 year old son Henry Cecil Pugh at 97 Ash Road. His sister-in-law Annie Pugh, 20 is living with them & working as a spreader at the gelatine factory. John Anderson 21, is boarding with them whilst working with Albert at the gas stove makers as an iron moulder.
On the outbreak he rejoined the colours after already serving 12 years with the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was living with his family at 7 Hampton Road.
No service record can be found for Albert but he survived the war & died in Luton in 1945.
An article in the Luton News on 8th April 1915 titled ' Six Sons Serving' was written about Emma Brooks (misspelt Brookes) & 6 of her 9 sons all doing their duty in the war, Albert, John, Sidney, Fred, Percival & Walter. Henry & William also served their country.