Eric Frederick Brooks.
4 Bomb Disposal Company.
Photo donated by a friend.
Son of Frederick and Anita Brooks of Chadwell Heath.
Died on the 20th September 1944. Aged 26.
Buried at Ilford Cemetery.
On the 20th September 1944, just a few days before he was due to go on leave, James was with his Company in Emberton, Bedford. They were in the process of rendering an enemy mine harmless when, at 13.20, it exploded killing eight men and injuring a further five.
Lance Corporal E.W. Barlow, Sapper T. Bradshaw, Sapper J.A. Brady, Sapper J.W. Bridges, Sapper N. Jolley, Sapper A.E. Martin and Lance Sergeant A.V. Maskell also died at this incident.