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William Brookes

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sheila

sheila Report 13 Aug 2017 10:28

Trying to find info on my Father William Brookes. Killed in motorcycle accident in Luton area 1956 approx age 45. Believed he was employed Lucas/BSA industries in Birmingham

Sheila

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 13 Aug 2017 10:52

For ref.


First name(s) WILLIAM
Last name BROOKES
Gender Male
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1911
Age 45
Death quarter 3
Death year 1956
District Luton
County Bedfordshire
Volume 4A
Page 101
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Deaths & burials
Collections from Great Britain, England
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rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 13 Aug 2017 10:58

Can you give any other information please? If and when did your parents marry? Any clues to help find him on the 1939 register? What information are you seeking please?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Aug 2017 11:08

it may be as well to get the cert for its info

It's likely though the informant could be a coroner but it could give Williams home address

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Aug 2017 11:25

????
1939 register


Brookes Household (6 People)
64 Princethorpe Road , Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, England
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FIRST NAME(S) LAST NAME(S) DOB OCCUPATION
William Brookes 18 Mar 1910 Brass Polisher Motor Work
Frances (W) Brookes 18 Sep 1913 Unpaid Home Duties
Betty (A) Kerman (Brookes) 07 Sep 1937 At School
John Brookes 04 Sep 1933 At School
Beryl (J) Boardman (Brookes) 01 May 1935 Under School Age
Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
Ref: RG101/5617D/020/4 Letter Code: QCBW
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????

Brookes Household (5 People)
240 Warren Farm Road , Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, England
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FIRST NAME(S) LAST NAME(S) DOB OCCUPATION
William Brookes 24 Dec 1912 Sheet Mill Metal Worker
Ernest Brookes 30 Jun 1883 Decorator
Louise Brookes 06 Feb 1882 Unpaid Domestic Duties
Lily Pugh (Brookes) 02 Nov 1910 Sample Clerk (Small Wares)
Ellen Bissell (Higgs) 19 Jun 1908 Warehouse Tape Winder
Ref: RG101/5636J/019/6 Letter Code: QCJA
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If he hadn't had a birthday the year he died this one is possible

patchem

patchem Report 13 Aug 2017 11:53

I do not think that Sheila's parents married, so the death certificate would be useful.

malyon

malyon Report 13 Aug 2017 12:28

Frances Winifred Brookes
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Name
Frances Winifred Brookes
Event Type
Death Registration
Registration Quarter
Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year
1990
Registration District
Birmingham
County
Warwickshire
Event Place
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969)
18 Sep 1913
Volume
32
Page
884

malyon

malyon Report 13 Aug 2017 12:35

Beryl J Brookes
England and Wales Birth Registration Index
Name
Beryl J Brookes
Event Type
Birth Registration
Registration Quarter
Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year
1935
Registration District
Birmingham
County
Warwickshire
Event Place
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3)
Pullen
Volume
6D
Page
399
Line Number
20

malyon

malyon Report 13 Aug 2017 12:36


Beryl J Brookes
Event Type
Marriage Registration
Registration Quarter
Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year
1953
Registration District
Birmingham
County
Warwickshire
Event Place
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911)
Boardman
Volume
9C
Page
930
Line Number
40
 
Beryl J Brookes probably married one of the following people
Name
Peter Boardman

malyon

malyon Report 13 Aug 2017 12:44

John W Brookes
England and Wales Birth Registration Index
Name
John W Brookes
Event Type
Birth Registration
Registration Quarter
Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year
1933
Registration District
Birmingham
County
Warwickshire
Event Place
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Mother's Maiden Name (not available before 1911 Q3)
Pullin
Volume
6D
Page
274
Line Number
127

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Aug 2017 12:46

Marriages Mar 1931
BROOKES William A Pullin Birmingham S. 6d 368
Pullin Frances W Brookes Birmingham S. 6d 368

malyon

malyon Report 13 Aug 2017 14:24

another child but sadly died

Births Sep 1932   (>99%)

Brookes
 Jean M
 Pullen
 Birmingham S
 6d
321


Deaths Dec 1938   (>99%)
BROOKES
 Jean M
 6
 Birmingham
 6d
506

sheila

sheila Report 16 Feb 2018 10:54

Thanks everyone for your help. William died before he could marry my Mother. I have obtained the death cert. with his last address but I believe he was by then divorced.

Sorry for the delay in replying.

Thanks to you all again

Sheila x

JoonieCloonie

JoonieCloonie Report 19 Feb 2018 02:13

Hi Sheila, what information are you actually looking for? His parents and any siblings, for example? We don't know if you don't say ...

Do you know his exact date of birth?
I guess the death certificate doesn't state it, unfortunately.
His exact date of death would tell us the 12-month period during which he was born.
(From being almost 46 to having just turned 45 on the date of his death.)

Is your mother deceased as well?

sheila

sheila Report 19 Feb 2018 10:58

Hi Joonie

I'm trying to find any family that he may have had and any information about him. I
don't know where he was born. I have the Death Cert. He Died 16/07/1956 at Luton and District Hospital aged 45.
My Mother Died in 2006 but she never passed any info about him to me. I know that they met when they worked at Lucas Industries in Birmingham.

Thanks for the Reply
Sheila

JoonieCloonie

JoonieCloonie Report 19 Feb 2018 21:23

Hi Sheila, so if he was truly 45 when he died, we know that he was born between 17/07/1910 and 16/07/1911.

That means a birth registered from September quarter 1910 to September quarter 1911, inclusive.

Unfortunately, that still leaves very many William Brookes births to consider.

We don't know why he was in Luton at the time of the accident - possibly seeing family ... and whether he was from Birmingham where he was working at age 45 ... so it isn't really possible to narrow the possible births down by location.

If you search at FreeBMD, in case you haven't, using those quarters as the timeframe, you'll see the possible Williams.

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

It's also possible he had a middle name that just wasn't recorded when he died ...

This is the closest birth by date and place

Births Sep 1910
BROOKES William B Aston 6d 222

but probably this is his death:

William Bernard Brooks born 17 Aug 1910 died Nov 1985 Birmingham

sheila

sheila Report 20 Feb 2018 19:02

Hi Joonie

With not having to much info about him it's difficult to find anything about him. I'll certainly have a look at the BMD site.

Thank's again for your help.

Sheila