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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Francis Brooks

In memory of:

Chief Radio Officer Robert Francis Brooks

April 5, 1942

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Merchant Navy

Unit:

Canadian Merchant Navy

Division:

S.S. Point Clear (of Greece)

Additional Information


Son of Harold C. Brooks and Mary T. Brooks, of Harriston, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 101 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

4. A. 7.

Location:

MADRAS WAR CEMETERY is about 5 kilometres from the airport and 14 kilometres from the central railway station. The GST Road (Great Southern Trunk Road) leads from the airport past Trident Hotel to Kathipara roundabout - there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission road direction sign on a small triangular island showing the way to the cemetery via Mount Poonamall Road passing at the foot of St. Thomas Mount. The cemetery can easily be located on the right hand side of the road 1 kilometre from St. Thomas Mount. From Madras Central Railway Station the route is up Mount Road (Anna Selai) and over the bridge which crosses the River Cooun. The route passes St. Mary's Cemetery on Pallawan Road and is via LIC building (Life Insurance Corporation Building) situated on Mount Road, which leads to Anna Flyover and to Kathipara Junction.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ROBERT FRANCIS BROOKS– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert Francis Brooks– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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