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Victor Frederick BROOKS

Male 1898 - 1919  (20 years)


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  • Name Victor Frederick BROOKS 
    Born 4 Mar 1898  Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 26 Sep 1899  [1
    • He was baptized by Rev. Matthews.
    Gender Male 
    Commemoration
    • He is commemorated in the First World War Book of Remembrance, pg 530; his name appears on the World War 1 Memorial in Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
    Military Service 1916  [2, 3
    • He served in the military. His attestation paper, dated 11 February 1916, confirms his date of birth and the name of his father. Victor BROOKS, single, farmer, Methodist, and living in White Sands, P.E.I. He was described as being 5 ft, 5 in. tall; having a dark complexion, dark hair, and grey eyes. It was signed, Victor BROOKS.

      Casualty details found at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site provide the following information: Victor Frederick BROOKS: Nationality: Canadian. Rank: Private. Regiment: Canadian Infantry ( Manitoba Regt.). Unit Text: 78th Bn. Age: 20. Date of Death: 09/02/1919. Service No: 712886. Son of Charles Young BROOKS and Harriet Isabel BROOKS, of White Sands, P.E.I.. Casuality Type: Commonwealth War Dead. Grave/Memorial Reference; G.11. Cemetery: Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.
    Died 9 Feb 1919  Orpington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • DIED OF WOUNDS- Mr. Charles BROOKS, of White Sands, P.E.I. received the sad news that his son Victor had died of wounds in hospital in England. Victor was wounded in September last.

      PTE. VICTOR F. BROOKS.
      Passed away on February 10th. 1919, at the Canadian Military Hospital, Orpington, England, Pte. Victor F. BROOKS, aged 20 years and 11 months, dearly beloved son of Charles and Hattie BROOKS of White Sands. Victor, with true patriotism, though very young heeded the call of his country and enlisted in the 105th Battalion when only 17 years of age. He crossed over to France in April and was in all the Canadian "drives" from Amiens to Cambrai, where he was severely wounded in the wrist, shoulder, thigh, and head. His splendid constitution enabled him to make a brave struggle towards recovery for four and an half months, but the wound in the head subsequently proved fatal. Now he sleeps with his brave comrades who feared not the treacherous foe nor grim death where the violets and daisies will peep and the roses bloom, and although the rolling waves of the blue Atlantic separate his mortal form from loved ones, still the Hope of the Resurrection unites them in spirit and sustains and comforts the sad hearts. When shall the deeds of valor and noble sacrifice of our heroes fade? Not while memory lasts. Rest! Soldier! Rest! No more the bugle shall call the weary one! In a grave in far away England, "Somebody's darling slumbers there."
      (Newspaper)
    Buried Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension, Orpington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Grave/Memorial Reference: G.11 Cemetery: Orpington (All Saints) Churchyard Extension. (Commonwealth War Graves)

      In Memory of / Private VICTOR FREDERICK BROOKS / 712886, 78th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) / who died age 20 / on 09 February 1919 / Son of Charles Young Brooks and Harriet Isabel Brooks, of White Sands, Prince Edward Island. / Remembered with honour / ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

      Gravestone inscription in Murray Harbour South Cemetery, Murray Harbour, P.E.I.: 1898 PTE. Victor F. 1919, Died in England WW1. Inscription is included with that of parents, and brother, Henry Maxwell, who died in WW II.
    Notes 
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [2]
    Person ID I483  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2012 

    Father Charles Young BROOKS,   b. 24 Oct 1865, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1950, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Harriet Isabel WHITE,   b. 13 Mar 1869, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1944, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1890  Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Charles Young BROOKS, White Sands, Lot 64 and Miss Hattie Isabella WHITE, married on 16 July 1890, by Rev. M. Campbell. Witnesses: John BISHOP and Katie CAMPBELL. [7]
    Address 1901  Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address 1911  White Sands, Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F213  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    War Memorial in Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
    War Memorial in Murray Harbour, P.E.I.
    Victor F. BROOKS

    Headstones
    BROOKS
    BROOKS

    In Memory of
    PRIVATE VICTOR FREDERICK BROOKS
    712886, 78th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
    who died age 20
    on 09 February 1919
    Son of Charles Young Brooks and Harriet Isabel Brooks, of White Sands, Prince Edward Island
    Remembered with honour
    ORPINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION


  • Sources 
    1. [S41] BROOKS Family History, Donna Collings.

    2. [S121] Attestation Paper, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, (original images online at Canadian Archives.).

    3. [S162] Website.

    4. [S217] Newspaper.

    5. [S28] Website: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org).

    6. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    7. [S174] Master Name Index, Public Archives and Records Office of P.E.I.

    8. [S61] BROOKS Family History, Doug Stobbs, (2002).

    9. [S53] Census of Canada, 1901, (31 March 1901).

    10. [S308] Census of Canada, 1911, (1 June 1911).


  

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