Regiment : 5th Battalion Ox and Bucks Light Infantry
Service number : 15987
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 8th July 1916 aged 21
Buried : Agny Military Cemetery, France, Grave D. 34.
Relatives : Son of Annie Spence (formerly Brooks), 1 Sion Gardens, High St., Stourport, and the late George Brooks
Memorial : Stourport War Memorial
Also appears on : Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Adrian Carter.
Sidney Brook(e)s, Private, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, is included in a list of those serving, Kidderminster Times 2nd January 1915.
Sidney lived all his life in Stourport and was a member of the bible class and an assistant scoutmaster. In civilian life he was employed at Messrs. T.B. Worth and Sons. He joined the army at the beginning of the war and had been in France for fifteen months at the time of his death. A member of the regimental branch of the Church of England Men’s Society: “He was such a good fellow in the best and highest sense”.
Source for additional information: Kidderminster Shuttle, 22nd July 1916, Kidderminster Times, 22nd July 1916, Kidderminster Times, 5th August 1916, photograph with two of the reports.
Kidderminster Shuttle 22nd July 1916:
Writing to friends in Stourport, Private Cornelius Knight, Ox and bucks Light Infantry wrote: “Came through all right, but chum Private Sid Brooks, Sion Gardens, killed by shell”.
An obituary for Sidney Brooks appears in the Stourport Parish Magazine for December 1916.