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Lowie Ellis BROOK

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Surname: BROOK

Forename(s): Lowie Ellis

Place of Birth: Batley, Yorkshire

Service No: 42822

Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Flying Corps

Battalion / Unit: 6th Squadron

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Age: 25

Date of Death: 1917-08-03

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. E. 22.

CWGC Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2

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Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Lowie Ellis Brook (born 8 May 1892) was the son of Ernest and Annie Brook, née Ellis. Ernest was born at Gomersal and Annie at Batley, Yorkshire.

1901 Morecambe, Lancashire Census: 23, Albert Road - Louie [sic] Brook, aged 8 years, born Batley, Yorkshire, daughter [sic] of Annie Brook (married).

1911 Batley, Yorkshire Census: 17, Ellis Row, Trinity Street, Batley Carr - Lowie Ellis Brook, aged 18 years, born Batley, son of Ernest and Annie Brook.

Lowie was married to Frances Mary Hepworth in 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: 2/A.M., Louie [sic] Brook, 42822, R.F.C.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: 2.A.M. Louie [sic] Brook, 42822, R.F.C. Killed 3.8.17.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: 2 A/M Lowie E. Brook, 42822, R.F.C. Date and Place of Death: 3.8.17. In action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow Sole Legatee - Frances M. £7 8s. 5d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: 2nd A.M. Lowie Ellis Brook, 42822, 6 Squadron (Wireless), R.F.C. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Frances Mary Brook, born 13.10.81. Address: Oakridge, West Park Street, Dewsbury.

Lowie is commemorated on Batley War Memorial.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Air Mechanic 2nd Class Lowie Ellis BROOK

Air Mechanic 2nd Class Lowie Ellis BROOK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Flying Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Flying Corps

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Surname: BROOK

Forename(s): Lowie Ellis

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 42822

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Unit: 6th Sqdn. attd. 218th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery.

Age: 25

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Died Date: 03/08/1917

Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Annie Brook, of Batley, Yorks; husband of Frances Mary Brook, of "Oakridge," West Park Street, Dewsbury, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST)

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part Three

BROOK, LOWIE ELLIS, 2nd A.M., No. 6 (Wireless) Squadron, The Royal Flying Corps, elder s. of Ernest Brook, of Batley Carr, Batley, co. York, by his wife Annie, dau. of Charles Ellis; b. Batley, co. York, 8 May 1892; educ. Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury; was a Journalist on the staff of the 'Dewsbury District News,' and afterwards on the 'Craven Herald' at Skipton; joined the Wireless Squadron Royal Flying Corps, 9 Aug. 1916; trained at Farnborough, where he passed head of his school; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 3 Aug. 1917, in the neighbourhood of Ypres. Buried at Voormezeele (Enclosure No. 1), south of Ypres. Capt. G. Leslie, R.G.A., wrote: "He was an excellent soldier, always carrying on with keenness and cheerfulness. He made many friends in the battery, and was highly esteemed by officers and men," and his Wireless Officer, 2nd Lieut. C. Sinclair Hickie: "He was only with me a short time, but quite long enough for me to know what a splendid fellow he was. He was extremely popular and well liked in his battery; as a worker he was most painstaking and conscientious, and, had he been spared, I am quite confident that he would have made great headway in the Army. We are more than proud of him in the R.F.C., and his loss is keenly felt." He m. at St. Mark's Church, Dewsbury, 29 Sept. 1915, Frances Mary, only dau. of the late Samuel Chadwick Hepworth, of Oakridge, West Park Street, Dewsbury; s.p.

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Marriage Register of St. Mark’s Church, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Marriage Register of St. Mark’s Church, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Entry for the marriage of Lowie Ellis Brook to Frances Mary Hepworth, 29 September 1915

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16 August 1918

FORMER 'CRAVEN HERALD' REPORTER KILLED

We regret to hear, for the first time, that Second-Airman L. E. Brook, who was, when war broke out, a reporter on the staff of the 'Craven Herald,' latterly residing at Barnoldswick, lost his life in action on August 3rd, 1917 Mr. Brook came to us from Batley, and proved himself a painstaking and clever newspaper worker. He is the second member of the 'Herald' reporting staff to have paid the penalty of his patriotism. He is survived by a widow, who resides at Dewsbury.

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