Brooke H J Sergt 19th Royal Fusiliers. Taken on 24th Feb 1915. Photo copied and cropped from The Past on Glass at Sutton Archives. Photographer David Knights-Whittome. Shared under the Creative Commons Non Commercial.
Brooke Herbert Julian Sergt PS/127 19th Royal Fusiliers
Born 1889 St Leonards On Sea. Son of Herbert Richards & Gertrude Alice Brooke
To France With 19th Royal Fusiliers 14th Nov 1915
Comm King’s African Rifles 22nd Jun 1916
Awarded Military Cross. London Gazette dated 18th February, 1918, the following are the statement of service for which the decoration was conferred:-For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He crawled out to a dangerously wounded N.C.O. Under heavy fire, and carried him on his back to a position under cover where stretcher bearers could reach him when they arrived. He showed splendid courage and devotion to duty.
Wounded Gun Shot Wound Right Leg. Leg amputated at Right Thigh.
Address in 1920 Crediton, Plumtree, S. Rhodesia.
Died 24th Sep 1961 Western Australia. Age 72.