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War Memorials



HERBERT JOHN BROOKS

Private   6298921

The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)


who died on 4 June 1942      age 18

Herbert  Brooks was the second son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Brooks, of 16 Courtenay Cottages Dunkirk.


He was a former pupil of Dunkirk School who had been employed in farm work prior to joining the Buffs.


Private Brooks is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Dunkirk churchyard, and remembered with honour on the War Memorial there.


The “Faversham news and East Kent Journal“ of 17th July 1942 reported:


”Above is a portrait of Pte Herbert John Brooks, of the Buffs, second son of  Mr and Mrs Stephen Brooks, of 16 Courtenay Cottages Dunkirk, whose death at a camp in Kent we recently recorded.


Pte Brooks, who was in his 19th year, was born in Rainham, but moved to Dunkirk when he was quite young and he was educated at Dunkirk School. Prior to joining the Buffs about six months ago he had been employed in farm work and was in the Home Guard.“


Sources:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org

Faversham and North Kent News



Photos - Owen & “Faversham at War”


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