Alfred and John were born to William Brookes (a railway engine driver) and Louisa (nee Freeborough) along with 10 other siblings-
William T 1884
Louise Annie 1886
Charles E 1889
Alfred 1890 baptised 21.11.1890 St. Saviour’s Church Florence 1893
Dorothy Jane 1894
Ada Frances 1896-1898
Nelly Beatrice 1895
John Richard 1899 baptised 1.9.1899 St. Saviour’s Church Samuel Arthur 1902
Alice Winifred 1904
Albert Henry 1906
In 1901 census the family lived at 51 Newby St., Leicester and in 1911 census they lived at 7 Newby St. where Alfred was listed as a hairdressers assistant.
In 1917 John married Evelyn Toon in Leicester and they had one child, Louis, in 1917.
John is buried at Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, France and is also on the Thurmaston Memorial.