Able Seaman Frank Brook


Service Royal Navy Service No. 234952
Rank Able Seaman
Ship:HMS Kilmaine
Date of Birth: 26/07/1889
Born Dawlish
Date of Death: 30/06/1920
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription BROOK F. A.B. ROYAL NAVY

Service History

He signed on as a Boy Seaman 2nd Class on 26 July 1907 for 12 years. He progressed only as far as Able Seaman by March 1913 and then no further, serving aboard a variety of warships until he was demobilized on 15 March 1919. A footnote is to the effect that this was in error and is to be regarded as having been granted a free discharge on the date (i.e. a few months short of the 12 years).

Association with Dawlish

Frank Brook was born in Dawlish on 26 July 1889.
He joined the Navy in 1907 and served until discharge on 15th March 1919.

Devon Roll of Honour
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site


Next of Kin: Winifred Ivy Brook, widow
Last Known Address: Shiverstone Cottages, Dawlish Water, Dawlish

Royal Navy Service record (National Archive, Kew) His name is inscribed on the west-facing supplementary panel to the Dawlish War Memorial.