Corporal Ernest Walter Brooks

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

20 Sep 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Printing compositor


Marshall Brooks & Chalkey, Frederic Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

108 Ridgway Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 1st December 1917
Cpl Ernest Walter Brooks

Cpl Ernest Walter Brooks, 295316, 2/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was killed in action on September 20th, 1917. For ten weeks he had been reported missing before official confirmation of his death arrived in late November.

A son of Charles and Emily Ann Brooks, of 108 Ridgway Road, Luton, he had enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment (No. 4483) in 1914 and served in the Gallipoli campaign until he was invalided home with dysentery. He was eventually drafted to the Western Front with the London Regiment.

Ernest was aged 25 and had been a compositor with the printing firm of Marshall, Brookes and Chalkley, of Frederick Street, Luton. He had also been a member of the Silver Stars Football Club.

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Cpl Ernest Walter Brooks

Author: Deejaya

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