- Surnames starting with the letter B. 

Norman Latham Brookes

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:04th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's (Liverpool Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cem. Memorial, Zonnebeke
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1894 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/171,
name registered as Norman Latham BROOKS.   He was the youngest son of Frank
& Annie Brookes (nee Latham).   Frank's surname registered at the time of
their marriage was BROOKES.

1901 Census - 39 Dudley Road, Sale.    [Family all registed with an 'e']  
Son - aged: 6 - born: Northenden.    Head of household - Frank Brookes -
Married - aged: 29 - occ: Oiler at Mill - born: Sale.    Also - Annie
Brookes - Wife - aged: 40 - born: Donnington, Shropshire.   Plus 2 younger

1911 Census - 10 Sycamore Street, Sale.    Son - aged: 16 - occ: Apprentice
To Paver - born: Northenden.   Head of household - Frank Brookes - Married
- aged: 39 - occ: Printer Paperhanger - born: Sale.    Also - Annie Brookes
- Wife - aged: 30 - born: Wellington, Shropshire.   Plus 5 younger

WO363 - Enlisted at Manchester on the 7th September 1914, aged: 19 years 11
months, employed as a Pavior.   Height: 5 feet 7ΒΌ inches - Weight: 126 lb
- Expanded chest: 35 inches with a 2 inch expansion - Complexion: Fresh -
Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown - Church of England.   Posted to the 13th
Battalion, Liverpool Regiment on the 2nd October 1914.   Given 14 days
Field Punishment No.2 for being absent from the 4th July to the 6th July
1915 and for altering his bus pass.   Drafted to France on the 26th
September 1915.    Returned to England on the 24th July 1916.   Posted to
the 3rd Battallion on the 24th November 1916.    Posted to 1st Battalion on
the 8th February 1917, the day he returned to France.

SDGW gives his name as Norman Nathan Brookes.  St. Anne's Memorial states
Norman L. Brookes.

MIC - Awarded the 1915 Star, the BWM & VM.

The 1915 Sale Directory lists - Frank Bookes - Painter.

Memorials found on:
St. Anne's (Sale Moor)
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