Howard Brooks

Rank Motor Mechanic
Service No MB/2003
Date of Death 20/07/1918
Age 19
Regiment/Service Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Cemetery East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium

Howard Brooks was born in Edinburgh on 22nd March 1899. His father, Alfred George Brooks, was a commercial traveller and given the Freedom of the City of London on 4th July 1912. Sadly, he was to die just 6 months later. Howard had one younger sister, Doris (b.1904). Howard was a student at Christ’s College, Finchley, from 1909 to 1913.

Howard was a motor mechanic in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Motor Boat Reserve) and worked on building the HMS Shikari, on which work was begun in January 1918 but was not completed until after the war. He died of illness on 20th July 1918, aged 19, and he is buried in East Finchley Cemetery and St. Marylebone Crematorium.



Attended Christ’s College Finchley 1909-13