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1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, POWs


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Pte Geoffrey Lionel Brooke age 18 of 1st Bn Worcestershire Regiment died on 18 October 1918 as a POW.

Is there any way of finding out when he was captured and what he died of. I suspect there is not (especially as a Private).



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Hi Brian

Geoffrey Lionel Brooke, Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion, Number 51203.

Born 1899, Rosslyn, London Road, Marlborough Wilts.

Resident of Grove Park Kent, when enlisting at Lewisham, Kent.

Died 3rd September 1918, when a Prisoner of War at Cassels Germany.

Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel (urban), Hessen, Germany.

Last Will and Testament.

Geoffrey Lionel Brooke, of Rosslyn, London Road, Marlborough, Wilts.

Who died 3rd September 1918, at the Prison of War Camp at Cassels Germany.

Effects £46-12s-8d

1911 Census as him as a Pupil aged 11, at King's College, Taunton, Somerset.

No mention of cause of death. War diaries would be your best bet for where and when he was taken prisoner.

Hope this is of help

All the best.


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