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Name Albert Brookfield
Date/Place of Birth 3 Jan 1892 / 9 Dover St, Leeds, Yorkshire
Parents' Names Arthur Brookfield; Kate (nee Dean?)
Father's Occupation/Location Labourer/ Railway Porter; Leeds
Father's Death/Incapacity Meningitis
Admitted to AO 21 May 1902 (Aged 10)
Admission No 5532
Left OWS&AO 13 Jul 1907 (Aged 15)
Occupation/Residence Dental Assistant; 15 Dale Rd, Gospel Oak, London
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Rifleman; 2101 then 470317
Battalion/Regiment "A" Coy, 2nd/12th Battalion, London Regiment
Killed/Death 13 Sep 1917 (Aged 25)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Belgium; Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery
Memorial Reference I.D.18
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
Albert was born to Arthur and Kate Brookfield on 3 January 1892 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was admitted to the Orphan Working School in May 1902, aged 10, and remained until after his fifteenth birthday, leaving in July 1907. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Gospel Oak in Middlesex and working as a Dental Assistant. After enlisting for military service, he joined 2nd/12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers). The Battalion landed at Le Havre, in France, on 4 February 1917. Rifleman Brookfield died of wounds sustained in battle, on 13 September 1917, at the age of 25. His body is buried in the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension, near the town of Ieper (formerly Ypres) in Belgium. The Cemetery was created by Field Ambulances personnel in August 1917 and contains the graves of 88 Commonwealth casualties of the war. At the time of Rifleman Brookfield’s death, his mother, Kate Bowers (formerly Brookfield) was living at 4 Crogsland Road, Chalk Farm, London.
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