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Arthur Edward Phineas Brockhurst


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The above man was a Middlesbrough policeman who resigned on 3rd December 1915 and enlisted with the Yorkshire Regiment. His police record dated 29.2.1920 states he lost a leg in action and resumed police duties on the 29th February 1920 possibly in an office job. I have checked army records, pension records, MIC's, and the Yorkshire Regiment roll and I am unable to find him. Are there any Yorkshire Regiment experts out there that can help me with this query?.

John

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No luck with military records so far, but found a Arthur HOWARD Phineas Brockhurst died Bournemouth 5 5 1952 husband of Fanny, he was listed as a police constable in 1911 born 1882 and married in 1903.

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Nothing obvious on the SWB rolls which I would have expected to show him if he his leg had been lost pre-discharge - it's possible his leg was injured but only removed after the war (this happened to my gt uncle).

Craig

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Thanks for the information, this is my man as he married Fanny Brunt in 1903 and was a PC in 1911, he was born 12th May 1881 at Birmingham. Strange that his police record has his name as Arthur Edward Phineas, yet when he died he was named as Arthur Howard Phineas. I will follow that line up.

Craig

Thanks for checking the medal rolls, it is possible his leg was amputated after the war but I would have thought he would apply for a war pension. Not in army pension records, however I do realise they are not complete.

John

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Might he have gone by Edward? There was an Edward Brockhurst who served in the Yorks & Lancs and Labour Corps.

Rgds

Tim D

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Perhaps the AVL may be worth a look?

The Absent Voters List (AVL) for Middlesbrough is held in the Teeside Archives:

Exchange House
6 Marton Road
MIDDLESBROUGH
TS1 1DB

Telephone: (01642) 248321
Fax: (01642) 248391
Email: teesside_archives@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Rgds

Tim D

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Tim D

Thanks, I will follow up on Edward Brockhurst. I checked the AVL at Middlesbrough about ten years ago and he was not recorded, however at the time I was looking for about 30 men so I may have missed him, I will have another look at the AVL.

John

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I see he had three children by 1911. Is the family worth following up? Can't find anything in the British Newspaper Library,

Rgds

Tim D

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Tim

Thanks for your assistance in this matter. I have the names of his three children and checked on Ancestry to see if there was a family tree, I found one of his daughters but nothing on her father other than his name recorded as Arthur, there was one site for Arthur but little information. I checked on Edward Brockhurst Yorks & Lancs but by the MIC he entered France before Arthur had resigned from the police.

John

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