Mark Brookes

Personal Details

Born: Birth registered during the second quarter of 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 June the same year at Tilstock Church, Shropshire.

Family: He was the second child of James & Sarah Brookes, his older brother being called William. In 1909 Mark married Jane Ann Hotchkiss, the marriage being registered in Whitchurch.

Residence: At the time of Mark’s baptism the family were living in Heath Lane, near Tilstock. Ten years later, in 1891, the family had moved into Tilstock village. By 1901 they had moved again and their address was 12 Barkhill, Whitchurch. The 1911 census records Mark and his wife of two years living with her parents at 39 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch and this was the same address listed on the 1919 Absent Voters list. He remained living at this address until his death in 1940.

Employment: In 1911 he was working as a baker. By 1934 he was in partnership with Reginald Crewe as a grocer, with premises in Alkington Road. The 1939 Register lists him as a bread-baker.

Died: Aged 58 in 1940 and was buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 19 February the same year.

Military Details

Military details not known.


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