Henry Brookling papers

Scope and Content

Letter from King George V on H. W. Brookling's release from German captivity (1918); Manuscript record of service, 4 Aug. 1914-2 Dec. 1918 (11 Mar. 1919); Extract relating to H. W. Brookling from book,The 18th Division in the Great War, by G. H. F. Nichols (n.d.); Army Orders, listing the award of H. W. Brookling's MC (Military Cross) (30 May 1918); Certificate relating to the award of H. W. Brookling's MC (Military Cross) signed by Rawlinson (30 May 1918); Copied certificate relating to a Mention in Despatches, 1 Mar. 1919 (n.d.); Typescript extract from The Times relating to the award of H. W. Brookling's MC (Military Cross) (23 Sep. 1918); Officer's Record of Services (25 Jan. 1917-1 Sep. 1919); POW (Prisoner of War) booklet [1918].

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry William Brookling (b. 1895), a Private, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles), served on the Western Front, Mar. 1915-Jan. 1916; as Captain, 11th and 17th Battalions, Royal Fusiliers, he then served on the Western Front from 7 Mar. 1917. He was taken as a POW (Prisoner of War) on 23 Mar. 1918 and awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre and the MC (Military Cross) in 1918.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by his widow. See Research Correspondence File.


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