Edward Brooks VC – Laying of Commemorative Paving Stone

St Mary’s Church, Oakley

Friday 28 April 2017

Edward Brooks was born in Oakley in 1883. A former regular soldier, Brooks re-enlisted in the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. CSM Brooks won the VC capturing a German machine gun at Fayet near St Quentin on 28 April 1917.

The commemorative paving stone provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government will be laid in a ceremony at St Mary’s Church between 1010 and 1115 on Friday 28 April 2018. A supporting exhibition will be in the Village Hall until 1700 on Saturday 29 April.

See www.oakleyvc.org for further details.

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