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Joseph Brooks was born in 1884 at Nottingham and was the son of John a lace maker and Kate of 129 Brushfield Street, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1848 at Lenton and his mother Kate was born in 1863 at Sneinton, they were married C1882 and went on to have 13 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were Joseph b1884, John b1886, Flora b1888, Kate b1889, James b1891, Herbert b1893, Albert b1896, Daisy b1900, Annie b1902, May b1905 and Ernest b1908, all were born in Nottingham. Joseph married his wife Sybil Newton in 1907 in Nottingham, they lived at 55 Rye Street, New Basford Nottingham. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at 129 Brushfield Street, Nottingham and are shown as John 60 yrs a lace maker, he is living with his wife Kate 48 yrs and their children, James 20 yrs a beer bottler, Herbert 18 yrs a beer bottler, Albert 15 yrs an errand boy, Daisy 11 yrs as scholar, Annie 9yrs a scholar, May 6 yrs and Ernest 3 yrs. In the 1911 census Joseph is living at 55 Rye Street, New Basford, Nottingham and is shown as Joseph 26 yrs a colliery loader below ground, he is living with his wife Sybil 24 yrs. Sybil later re married Joseph Lambert J/F/M/1921. His younger brother John married Kate Cartwright at St Pauls Church on 22nd December 1906, they lived at 11 Collison Terrace, Hyson Green, Nottingham, they went on to have the following children, John born 29th June 1908 at Bulwell, Ernest born 2nd May 1912 at Nottingham, Thomas born 9th January 1915 Nottingham and James born 18th December 1916 at Nottingham. John died on 4th December 1918 of influenza.
In 1911 he was a colliery loader below ground
10 Nov 1917
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2nd Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers
Gallipoli veteran, Private Joseph Brooks, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 10th November 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His younger brother John Brooks enlisted on 18th September 1914 at Nottingham, he was 28 yrs and 103 days old and was a coal miner, he was married and lived at 11 Collison Terrace, Hyson Green. He was allocated the service number 16979 and posted to the 3rd battalion Sherwood Foresters , he landed in France on 27th August 1915 . He was wounded , a gun shot wound to his left foot and returned to England on 7th July 1916. He was treated for his wound at the Carrington Military Hospital and discharged from the Army on 11th September 1917 as no longer fit for war service. He was issued with a Silver war badge number 249733. He died on 4th December 1918 of influenza. In memoriam published 4th December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BROOKS. – In loving memory of my dear husband, John Brooks, of 11 Collison-terrace, died December 4th, 1918. One year has passed, our hearts still sore, as time goes on we miss him more. – From sorrowing wife & children. “BROOKS. – In loving memory of our dear sons and brothers, Jack, died December 3th, 1918 (pneumonia). Reunited with Pte. Joseph, presumed killed November 10th, 1917. Memory keeps our loved ones near us. – From loving mother, father, sisters and brothers.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his faxcebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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