Regiment : Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 5253731
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 12th August 1940 aged 21
Place of death : Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro
Buried : Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave 34987.
Relatives : Son of Frank and Alice Eva Brookes, of Worcester
Memorial : Worcester St Stephen's Church
Also appears on : Worcester Astwood Cemetery surname spelt Brookes.
Surname spelt Brookes on Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
Frank Brooks, occupation: soldier, resident 4 Northwick Walk, Worcester, died in Royal Cornwall Infirmary, Truro. He was buried in consecrated ground in Astwood Cemetery on 16th August 1940, aged 21 years. The ceremony was performed by the Reverend D.R. Morris.
Source for additional information: Register of burials in Astwood Cemetery, entry no 52953, available on microfilm at Worcestershire Archives.
The surname on the grave is spelt BROOKES as per the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.
The following information has been researched by Geoff Hill:
In 1939 Frank was living with his parents at 4 Northwick Walk, working as a grocer’s assistant.
He died in hospital in Truro as a result of contracting polio, possibly as a consequence of standing in polluted sea water during the evacuation from Dunkirk. Because he died in England, this presented the opportunity for his body to be brought to Worcester for burial.