Author Topic: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1  (Read 876 times)

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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #9 on: Friday 14 July 17 17:09 BST (UK) »
Baptism was 8/1/1882 Father John James
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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #10 on: Friday 14 July 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
Did I waste my time looking for the Boer War man's records?

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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #11 on: Friday 14 July 17 18:32 BST (UK) »
No certainly not wasted Max thanks
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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #12 on: Friday 14 July 17 19:26 BST (UK) »
That's good, I got the impression that you had all this already.  Onwards:

Jim's question abut the medals I'm sure would be to see if the "stack full of medals" you mention were the South Africa medal with, we now know, three clasps, and, if it is the same man, two more from the Great War.  As you've no doubt realised, the RAMC man's records have not survived so the medal info is all there is.  Absent voters list for 1918 might help?  Marriage cert if during the Great War??


From the age point of view, born 1882 would be totally possible for service in both Boer and Great War.  The family info certainly ads up to the Boer War man. 
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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 March 18 08:36 GMT (UK) »
Albert & His brother moved from London to Bmth. Census has them in London then appearing in Christchurch /Bmth area. Albert is buried in Christchurch. Died 1959. Married twice. First wife died (Susannh McMullen) she is buried in Bmth Cem. Second wife Annie Royfee. Feel free to look at the tree on line. Pictures of the medals are on Albert's page/Gallery. These are still held by the family. Second set is his son Harold's. Alberts father moved from Sussex (related to BROOKER families - farmers). Particularly East Grinstead. Alberts mother Sarah was from Horton in Dorset (born 1813?) which means he would have had relatives in this area and may explain the move. Regards all. R       

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Re: Albert Edwin John Brooker in Boer war & WW1
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 07 August 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
Nice one Cheers Dorset was a good move.
Borodenko, Kalmus, Lobanenko, Chaplenko. Basko.
Robson,Gillespie,Sentence, Edgar, Gildert