David D Brooks
Address: Oxford Road, Oakley
Father: Charles Brooks – age 39, Ordinary Labourer, Roadman, born 1862, Oakley, Bucks
Mother: Sarah Brooks – age 39, born 1862, Ewelme Park, Oxon
Sister: Lydia A.M. Brooks – (age 11, born Oakley, Bucks)
Cousin: Edmund Palmer – (age 3 months, born Oakley, Bucks)
Address: 5 Stones Row, Wycombe Marsh, High Wycombe, Bucks
Born: 1895, Oakley, Bucks
Occupation: Under Gardener
Relation to Head: Brother
Head: Charles Brooks – age 27 born 1884, married 6 years, 3 children, occupation Wood-pulp bleaching in Papermill, born in Oakley, Bucks
Wife: Alice Brooks – age 27, born 1884, Shepherds Bush, Middlesex
Child 1: Lilian Brooks – age 5, born 1906 Wycombe Marsh, Bucks at School
Child 2: Dorothy Brooks – age 3, born 1908, Wycombe Marsh, Bucks
Child 3: Lydia Brooks – age 9 months, born 1910, Wycombe Marsh, Bucks
David D. BROOKS
1st / 8th Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment
Service number 330750
Born: 13th February 1895, Oakley, Buckinghamshire
Died: 13th April 1962, General Hospital, Amersham
Married: Hilda Dorothy Blanche Wright (13th June 1895, Wycombe Marsh, Bucks; died 1 October, Ichnield Court, Princes Risborough, Bucks)
Marriage: September 1919 • Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Father: Charles Brooks (born 1862, Oakley; died 1945, High Wycombe)
Mother: Sarah Brooks, nee Garlick (b. 1862, Ewelme Park, Oxon, died 1914)
Brother: Samuel James Brooks (born 1882, Oakley, Bucks, died 1910)
104 – Charles Henry Brooks (bapt. 3 February 1883, Oakley Church, Bucks, died 1959)
Sister: Lydia A.M. Brooks (born 1890, Oakley; died 1963)
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/256/royal-hampshire-regiment Entered service: 2nd February 1915
Waddesdon deanery news: No 316 – April 1915 – OAKLEY: Since last month’s report three more of our men offered their services to their country, but were not accepted, viz., E. Nappin, C. Shipperley, and H. White. Edmund Nappin has enlisted in the R.F.A., and Charles and David, sons of Charles Brooks must be added to the list.
19th April 1917 Reported Missing. E.E.F. (Egyptian Expeditionary Force, a British and Commonwealth force in World War I)
Waddesdon deanery news: No 343 – July 1917 – OAKLEY: OUR SOLDIERS –The Thame Gazette has received a notice that William Kirby, three times wounded, is better, and David Brooks was reported wounded and missing in Egypt. Our prayers go up daily that comfort may be given to the anxious and bereaved.
13th July 1917 – South Bucks Free Press – Prisoner of War
1918 Bucks Absent Voters List – Worminghall Road
Waddesdon deanery news: No 352, March 1918 – OAKLEY: We are glad that news has at last been received of David Brooks in hospital in Turkey.
End of service: 10th April 1919
Jul-Sep 1919 – Marriage David Brooks, married name Hilda D.B. Wright – Wycombe ref 3 a 2569.
2nd July 1920: Discharged on grounds of wounds, Exeter. Age on discharge 24.
13th April 1962 David Brooks died, age 67 – Amersham 6 a 267
1962, National Probate Calendar David Brooks of Adana, 96 Micklefield Road, High Wycombe. Bucks, died 13 April 1962 at The General Hospital, Amersham, Bucks, Probate Oxford 21 June to Alan David Brooks savings bank manager. Effects £2,946 12 s.