Prisoners of War
Private E. Brooker
News has been received that Private E. Brooker of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, son of the late Mr James Brooker and Mrs Brooker, of 19 Chatterton Road, Bromley, is a prisoner of ward in Japanese hands at Camp Malai.
Private E. Brooker joined His Majesty’s Forces in 1940 and was in Singapore when it capitulated and no news had been heard of him for 15 months. He was educated at Raglan Road and Bromley Common Schools.
Private Brooker has two other brothers serving, Sergeant Walter Brooker, who is serving with the First Army, and Private Percy Brooker, who is with the R.A.
Private E. Brooker, who is married and has one sone, had his own catering business at Southend-on-Sea before joining up and his wife and young son are still living there.
Bromley & District Times, 7th May 1943, page 5