Bank: Parr’s Bank
Place of work: Liverpool Market branch
Died: 21 March 1918
Ben Brookes was born in Rudyard, Staffordshire, in 1888, the son of Thomas Brookes, a farmer, and his wife Georgina Eliza. In about 1904 he went to work for Parr's Bank.
During the First World War Brookes left his job at the bank's Liverpool Market branch to join the army. Second Lieutenant Ben Brookes of the North Staffordshire Regiment was killed in action on the Somme on 21 March 1918. He was 29 years old.