1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshires War Diary

The Personal Diary of Sergeant Edward Brookes Service No: 1168 of 46 Craners Road, Coventry.

Sergeant Brookes gave his life for his country.
His war diary has been transcribed by J Hewitt, Family Tree Researcher

"This Book is of little value except to owner, please return to above address" - Sgt. Brookes.

Edward Brookes of the Royal Warwickshires

Sergt.Edward Brookes
Born 01/05/1879 Willenhall Staffordshire
Died 11/05/1915 Aged 36

Royal Warwickshires on route to Coventry Station

On Route to the Station
at the start of WW1
(Warwick Row Coventry)

August 2nd - Left Coventry for Rhyl Camp

August 3rd - Returned to Coventry

August 4th - Mobilized

August 5th - Left for Weymouth

August 9th - Left for Swindon

August 16th - Left Swindon

August 17th - Arrived Leyton

August 21st - Left Leyton on Truck

August 22nd - Dunstable

August 23rd - Hitchin

August 24th - Ware

August 25th - Epping

August 26th - Brentwood

August 28th - Arrived Stock

September 15th-18th - On Leave

September 25th - Left Stock for Chelmsford

September 25th - Arrived at Chelmsford

October 14th - Kings Review

October 16th - Left Chelmsford for Tiptree

October 16th - Arrived Tiptree

October 20th - Left Tiptree for Witham

November 30th - Left Witham for Chelsea

(Course of Instruction)

December 12th - Returned to Witham

March 22nd - Left Witham for France

March 23rd - Arrived Le Havre

March 24th - Left Le Havre - Rouen, St Omer, Calais, Boulogne, Cassil.

(The War Diary continues on the next page, where Sergeant Brookes arrives in the war zone)

Letters and News from the Trenches and the Home Front by Robert Hamilton

Letters and editorial published in the Daily Mail give a first hand contemporary record of the Great War.

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