CEF Soldier Detail

Private William John Brooks
Died: September 1, 1918

Regimental Number:
799032
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
15th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Derry
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Margaret Brooks, Derrynoid, Draperstown, Derry, Ireland, Mother.
Address at Enlistment:
29 Wyndham Street,Toronto, Ontario,Canada.
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1892
Trade or Calling:
Driver
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto Canada
Date of Enlistment:
January 11, 1916
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Gun shot wound left shoulder 1917
Date of Death:
September 1, 1918
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Dominion Cemetery: Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot:
I. D. 23.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1110 - 9
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 134th Battalion

Son of James and Margaret Brooks of Derrynoid, Draperstown, County Londonderry, Ireland.

Prior service in 10th Royal Grenadiers 

Awards and Decorations
Cross of Sacrifice
Memorial Plaque and Scroll
Military Medal