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Archibald Brookes. 1903 to 1944. Son of Albert and Amy. Lived Ecclesall 1911.
Sister May born c1899.
Albert was a butcher and both he and Amy were born in Sheffield.
Photos of Archibald and his family have been found in Georgia USA and the finder has an interest in returning them to any descendants or researchers, even just digitally.
Archibald is on the CWGC site. He was in a RAF balloon squadron
Any links here?
From our Baptismal Records.
BROOKES, Archibald (of 76 Weston Street, born 1902-08-24).
Baptised September 19, 1902, by C C Ellis at St George, Brook Hill.
Parents name(s) are Amy & Albert (Butcher).
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There are two more baptisms on this site:
Mary Brookes (of 76 Weston Street, born 31 Aug 1898)
Baptised 14 September 1898 at St Stephen, Netherthorpe.
Parents are Amy and Albert, Butcher.
Albert Brookes (of 76 Weston Street, born 22 September 1900).
Baptised 7 October 1900 at St George, Brook Hill.
Parents are Amy and Albert, butcher.
From the Sheffield Daily Telegraph.
BROOKES___August 21st, at 76 Weston Street, Sheffield,
Albert, the dearly-beloved child of Albert and Amy Brookes,
aged 11 months. Interment General Cemetery, Monday, August 26th 3 O'clock.
Archibald Brookes married Gladys Matthewman in Rotherham 1927.
I can find no children registered to this couple.
If this was him then there may be no descendants
It might be worth you also posting on 'Sheffield Forum'. They have a 'History and Expats' section. So it may turn up relatives/descendants (if any exist).
In 1939 Mary Brookes is still single, living with her parents Albert and Amy - shes an assistant school teacher. So its possible/likely she never married and had children.
There is a death for a Mary Brookes born 1898, died 1994 (may or may not be her).
If she remained a teacher, posting on Sheffield Forum as suggested may reach someone who was taught by her/remembers her and family?
I've just found this article on a facebook page for RAF Beach Units
'869570 Corporal Brookes A., Balloon Operator, No. 974 R.A.F. Beach Balloon Squadron. Died 7th June 1944
Archibald Brookes, age 41 and single. was killed by a German mine which exploded while he was carrying out his balloon duties. His body could not be recovered for 13 days as the incident occurred in an extensive minefield. His grave is in Bayeux War Cemetery'
It states that this Archibald Brookes was single? This is the correct Archibald Brookes as CWGC lists his parents as Albert and Amy of Sheffield.
So either the Archibald Brookes marrying Gladys Matthewman in 1927 is correct (no way to tell without the marriage certificate) and maybe they split and he recorded himself as single - possible(?). Or we have 2 different Archibald Brookes, but this one is the correct one.
The Webb family tree on Ancestry have him, you could message them.
There were definitely 2 different Archicald Brookes. The other was born in ROTHERHAM in 1901 and is presumably the one who married Gladys Matthewman in 1927 Rotherham.