2721665 Vincent BROOKS, 1 Irish Guards

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  2. Roytoner

    Roytoner Junior Member

    hi, I'm trying to research Guardsman Brooks (2721665) who was killed at Anzio on January 30th 1944. There was a memorial notice by Lt.Da Costa's family that said:
    "In cherished memory of our beloved son, Lt.Patrick Da Costa, Irish Guards, killed in action at Anzio, Jan.30.1944, and of GUARDSMAN Vincent Brooks, killed with him"
    I'm wondering if anyone knows what particular action these two men died in presumably together. I dont mean what was happening to the 1st Bn that day (although if you've got a transcript from the war diary that'd be lovely!) but I'm presuming there was something noteworthy to Da Costa's family to have mentioned Brooks.
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I am sure a forum member will be along shortly to offer further advice
    BROOKS, VINCENT
    Rank: Guardsman
    Service No: 2721665
    Date of Death: 30/01/1944
    Age: 27
    Regiment/Service: Irish Guards 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference: III, K, 12.
    Cemetery: ANZIO WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Frank and Lillian Brooks; husband of Winifred Dorothy Brooks.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2677813/BROOKS, VINCENT

    DA COSTA, PATRICK CLEMENTS
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 156083
    Date of Death: 30/01/1944
    Age: 23
    Regiment/Service: Irish Guards 1st Bn.
    Grave Reference: III, K, 11.
    Cemetery : ANZIO WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Darnley Clements Campbell Da Costa and Mary Christine Da Costa.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2677930/DA COSTA, PATRICK CLEMENTS
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi
    I take it you mean this notice http://www.ww2guards.com/ww2guards/Cemeteries_-_Italy/Pages/ANZIO_WAR_CEMETERY,_ITALY.html#20

    It's possible that Brooks may have been Da Costa's batman, or that he went to this officer's aid. (I'm afraid I can only guess why Brooks was mentioned in the notice.)



    This is from the War Diary for the 1st Battalion.http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/45969-war-diary-1st-battalion-irish-guards-jan-1944-mar-1944/

     
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  5. Roytoner

    Roytoner Junior Member

    thank you both very much! Have a great 2014
     
  6. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    I am out in Anzio in Apr 14 if you would like a photo of Gdsm Brooks's headstone in Anzio War Cemetery. I can also get you some photos of where 1 IG had to withdraw down the railway line.

    Regards

    FdeP

    www.cassinobattlefields.co.uk
     
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  7. Roytoner

    Roytoner Junior Member

    that would be fantastic.I'd love a picture of his headstone, there are some on the net of others from the battalion but not his. A thousand thanks in advance!
     
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Casualty
    Guardsman BROOKS, VINCENT
    Service Number 2721665
    Died 30/01/1944
    Aged 27
    1st Bn. Irish Guards
    Son of Frank and Lillian Brooks; husband of Winifred Dorothy Brooks.
    INSCRIPTION: TOO FAR AWAY FOR WORDS OR SPEECH BUT NOT TOO FAR FOR THOUGHTS TO REACH. WIN
    Buried at ANZIO WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Italy
    Cemetery/memorial reference: III, K, 12.


    See 156083 Patrick Clements DA COSTA, 1 Irish Guards
     
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