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VC672   Oliver Brooks

BORN   31 May 1889

DIED   25 October 1940   AGE   51

VC Won   8 October 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Near Haisnes, Loos, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Oliver Brooks   No.   6738   

VC Issue No.   672   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Coldstream Guards, 3rd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Lance-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Paulton, near Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 47 Clewer Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Windsor Cemetery, St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section GN, Grave 352, 2 down 5 across

Gazetted   28 October 1915

VC Presented   1 November 1915 by King George V aboard a hospital train at Aire Station, France


P  Headstone, Windsor Cemetery, St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church (Garrison Church), Windsor, Berkshire

P  Plaque on his home at 47 Clewer Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire (May 1998)

Memorial plaque at St John's School, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

P  Memorial, Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

P  Oliver Brooks Road, Midsomer Norton, Somerset

By The Way…

A headstone was erected October 1987 (presented by the regiment of the Coldstream Guards)

VC Held By

Coldstream Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



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Thank you to Alex Davis and Midsomer Norton Town Hall for the photos

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