John Frank Brooks

Surname: Brooks
Other names: John Franks
Other people in this story:
George Brooks
Ellen Beatrice Brooks (nee Pond)
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset
Charminster, Dorset

John Frank Brooks was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Sep 1899 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 8 Oct 1899 the son of George Brooks, a Blacksmith, and Ellen Beatrice Brooks (nee Pond).   Apart from later life and Military service he lived with his family at 4 Haimes Lane, Shaftesbury.  He had enlisted on 24 Sep 1917 and joined the Royal Naval Air Service (Service No. F38771).  He was transferred to the Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918 with the rank of Air Mechanic Class 2 (Service No. 238771).  He served in the UK only and was eventually discharged on 2 Dec 1919.  Regrettably by the time of the 1939 Register he was a patient in the Herrison Mental Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset.  He died at the Hospital in 1960 and was buried in Charminster, Dorset, Cemetery on 4 Aug 1960.


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