Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Henry Alfred Brooks

Henry Alfred Brooks was killed in action in Italy on 15th June 1918. He was born in Chailey about November 1895 and first saw service during the First World War with the Army Veterinary Corps, enlisting in January 1915. In September 1917 he transferred to the 9th York and Lancaster Regiment and it was whilst serving with this battalion that he was killed. He is buried at Granezza British Cemetery and is one of the few Chailey men killed in action, for whom I have no grave photograph.

Henry's service record survives as a burnt document at the National Archives in Kew and much of the information contained in it is reproduced on a separate page on this blog (see link above).

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