Historians are anxious to find out more about a Huddersfield soldier who died just after World War One.
Benjamin Brook is buried in a vault with his mother Susannah in Lindley (Zion) Methodist Churchyard and his name is on Edgerton Huddersfield Memorial.
But his name also appears on the Dodworth Memorial near Barnsley and now Sandra Birkenshaw, a volunteer working with the group, is anxious to learn more.
What we do know is that Benjamin died of broncho-pneumonia in Woolwich and at that time his address was listed at Lidget Street in Lindley.
Sandra said that Benjamin’s parents came from the Huddersfield area. Susannah born in Stainland and husband Thomas was born Linthwaite.
Benjamin had three sisters – Alice, Sarah, and Laura – and he was born at Thurlstone near Penistone. The family moved to Dodworth where they were oat cake bakers.
Benjamin was born in 1885, his mother Susannah died in 1888 and his father then married a lady named Anniss.
For six years Benjamin was a member of the 5th Yorks and Lancs Territorials. In 1915 Benjamin joined the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but after 83 days he was discharged due to him not being medically fit.
Sometime between this discharge and 1918 he joined the Royal Army Service Corps in Woolwich Kent.
Benjamin died on December 6, 1919.
Sandra said: “This man was obviously prepared to give everything to help us in WW1. It would appear that later descendants of the family appear to have moved back into the Huddersfield area.”
Anyone who can help should phone Sandra on 01226 286363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org