Brook, Edward: Service no. 412655


Digitized Service Record

Source: September 1916 K.I.A.


Son of Mrs. Gertrude Brook, of 68, Glamorgan St., Pimlico, London, England.

This soldier enlisted at Lindsay, Ontario with the 39th Battalion on March 4, 1915. At 23-years-old he was a chauffeur who has no prior military experience.

He arrived in England on July 3, 1915 and was transferred to the 18th Battalion on September 10, 1915, probably in order to bring it to full strength as it was slated to be transferred with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division to France and service in Belgium.

On September 15, 1915, he arrived in France and began the next step of his military service.

He served in Belgium and France and was wounded on June 7, 1916, with a GSW to his right finger and back. This wound was minor and he was back on duty with the Battalion on June 9, 1916.

He served with the battalion until his death due to enemy action. He was originally posted “Missing” but it was determined he was “Killed in Action.”

Source: Toronto Telegram. October 1916. Via David Archer.
“Previously reported Missing, now Killed in Action.”

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