Private John George Brook
Born 1891 - Castleford, West Yorkshire.
Killed In Action July 1st 1916.
John Brook lived at 48 Lower Oxford Street in Castleford, West Yorkshire and enlisted with the Pals in May 1915.
At that time, he was a clerk at the Prince Of Wales colliery, Pontefract, West Yorkshire. (Pontefract - approximately 3 miles from Castleford).
After training at Colsterdale he saw service in Egypt and France where, like so many of his 'Pals', was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
His Brother, 24150 - Sgt Wilfred Brook who enlisted at the same time in the 2/5th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, survived the war, being discharged on the 30th March 1919.
John Brook (second left),his brother, two sisters and his Mother and Father
A memorial card produced by his family reads:
In Loving memory
Private J. G. Brook
15th West Yorkshire Regiment
C. Coy., 10th Platoon,
Killed In Action, in France
1st July, 1916
Aged 25 Years.
"Until the day breaks and
the shadows pass away"
Photographs and documents were kindly donated by the nephew of J. G. Brook.