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Cecil Albert BROOKS

Male 1897 - 1918  (21 years)


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  • Name Cecil Albert BROOKS  [1
    Born 1 Aug 1897  Middle Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service
    • He signed his attestation papers on 20 August 1918. He was identified as Cecil Albert BROOKS of Middle Sackville, Westmorland County, New Brunswick; born, 1 August 1897, Middle Sackville. He was single, a farmer, and Baptist. Next of kin, his father, John T. BROOKS.

      His medical exam took place in Moncton, N.B. on 20 August 1918; it was signed, Cecil A. BROOKS. He was described as being age 21 yrs; height 5 ft 2 in.; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; one scald on right arm. He was called up on 29 October 1918 in Saint John, N.B. He died 4 days later.
    Died 2 Nov 1918  Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Cause: Influenza 
    • Cecil BROOKS, residing in Sackville, New Brunswick, died on 22 November 1918 at the Military Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick. He was age 21, a soldier, born in New Brunswick; cause of death attributed to pneumonia of 3 weeks duration.
    Buried Four Corners Burying Ground, Upper Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    • 4063167 Private / Cecil A. BROOKS / N.B. RECT. C.E.F. / 22 Nov 1918. [The stone dates his death as 22nd; his military records state he died on 2 Nov 1918.]

      In Memory of / Private CECIL A. BROOKS / 4063167, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment) / who died age 21 / on 02 November 1918 / Son of John T. and Florence Nightingale Brooks, of Middle Sackville, New Brunswick. / Remembered with honour / UPPER SACKVILLE (FOUR CORNERS) BURYING GROUND
    Person ID I793  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2011 

    Father John Thomas BROOKS,   b. 14 May 1853, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1938, Middle Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Florence Nightingale BEAL,   b. 17 Dec 1855, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1949, Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1875  Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Married on 14 July, at residence of bride's father, by Rev. D. S. Carpenter, John BROOKS, Sackville, and Florence BEAL, second d/o George BEAL, Esq., Westmorland Parish. (Newspaper) [7]
    Address 1881  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address 1891  [9
    Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada 
    Address 1901  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address 1911  Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • They were living beside their married son, Roy.
    Documents
    Census 1891: John Brooks' family
    Census 1891: John Brooks' family
    Living in Sackville, New Brunswick
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Cecil Brooks
    Cecil Brooks

    Documents
    Death certificate: Cecil Brooks
    Death certificate: Cecil Brooks
    He died at the Military Hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick.

    Headstones
    BROOKS
    BROOKS

    4063167 PRIVATE
    CECIL A. BROOKS

    N.B. RECT. C.E.F.
    22 Nov 1918

    In Memory of
    PRIVATE CECIL A. BROOKS
    4063167, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
    who died age 21
    on 02 November 1918
    Son of John T. and Florence Nightingale Brooks, of Middle Sackville, New Brunswick
    Remembered with honour
    UPPER SACKVILLE (FOUR CORNERS) BURYING GROUND


  • Sources 
    1. [S90] BROOKS Family History (original / unsourced), Mildred Winona Brooks; Janet Crowder; one anonymous contributor, (1963 and 1975).

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

    3. [S676] Personal communication.

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

    5. [S77] Civil Death Registration.

    6. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    7. [S230] Archives: New Brunswick Provincial Archives.

    8. [S135] Census of Canada, 1881, (4 April 1881).

    9. [S1079] Census of Canada, 1891.

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

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


  

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