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VC813   Edward Brooks

Name   Edward Brooks   No.   201154   

VC Issue No.   813   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 2/4th Battalion, C Company

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Company Sergeant Major

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant Major

Place Of Birth   Oakley, Buckinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 42 Morrell Avenue, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   29 June 1944

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section G2, Grave 119

Gazetted   27 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

By The Way…

After the war he worked 25 years for Morris Motors in Cowley

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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The First World War

BORN   11 April 1883

DIED   26 June 1944   AGE   61

VC Won   28 April 1917   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Fayet, near St Quentin, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917