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 …

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William Thomas Brookes

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He married Margaret Blaylock in 1916 in Carlisle, Cumbria and together they had four children – Margaret, William T, Dorothy R and an unnamed male child. Residence: The 1919 Absent …

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Military Medal

Until 1993, the Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The medal …

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Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …

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