2nd Lieutenant Francis Brooke Sewell

© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Francis Brooke Sewell was born in Dorking on 11th January 1899. He was baptised on 3rd March the same year at St. Martin’s Church, Dorking. Francis was the son of Ernest Brooke and Margaret Eliza Sewell.

In 1901, the family were living at Meadowbank, Dorking. Ernest’s occupation was listed as stockbroker.

In 1911, Francis is at Parkfield Butlers Green Preparatory School, Haywards Heath.  His mother, Margaret, had died in 1908.

Francis joined the 126th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was made 2nd Lieutenant on 6th June 1917.

On 15th May 1918, Francis was killed in action on the Somme in France. He was buried in Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension France, D4. He was 19.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Ernest Brooke and Margaret Eliza Sewell
Regiment 126th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of Death 15th May 1918
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 19
Memorial Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France