Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 19049
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 4th June 1916 aged 25
Buried : Stourbridge Cemetery, Worcestershire, England, Grave O. 122.
Relatives : Husband of Florence Ogle (formerly Brooks), 127 Enville St., Stourbridge
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Richard Brooks was the son of Mr Brooks of 65 Enville Street, Stourbridge, and he attended Enville St. Council School. Before 1914 he was employed at Foster’s Ironworks and he was married to Florence with three children. He volunteered, probably in 1914, and enlisted in the Worcesters. He went to Gallipoli with the 4th Battalion where he was wounded in the temple. Richard returned to Britain and was discharged from the army. However, his injuries remained and he died in the Corbett Hospital on the 4th June 1916. He was 25 years of age and was buried with full military honours in Stourbridge Cemetery. His name is also commemorated on the St. Thomas’s church and the former Enville St. School Memorials.