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Brock, A.H., Capt., 1919

Northern Echo 09/01/1919

In Durham (St.Oswald's) Burial ground is the Commonwealth War Grave of Captain A.H. Brock, serving with the Royal Engineers who died 03/01/1919.

The Northern Echo 09/01/1919 reports:

Late. Capt. Brock
Funeral at St.Oswald's,
The remains of the late Capt. A.H. Brock (superintendent of the Bishop Auckland division of the Durham County Constabulary), who died at Ripon from pneumonia, were interred in St.Oswald's Cemetery, Durham, yesterday.

The coffin was brought to Durham (North-Road) Station by rail, where it was received by a company of the 52nd Northumberland Fusiliers, under the direction of Capt. Stephenson. At St.Oswald's Church the cortege was met by the Rev. C.R.J. Loxley (vicar) and the Rev. E.S. Cain (military chaplain), both of whom took part in the service in the church.

Afterwards the coffin, covered by the Union Jack and a number of wreaths, was carried to the grave by six brother officers - Lieutenants Bates, Sutherland, Jackson, Smart, Murray and Hornby.

The principal mourners were Miss Gertrude and Miss W. Brock (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. Welsh (Yorkshire). . . .Three volleys were fired over the grave and the "Last Post" was sounded by the bugler."

W. Bro. Revd. David T. Youngson, PPAG Chaplain, Northumberland has submitted the following:

The information given below in respect of some of the brethren is the best possible conclusions from Lodge records, Grand Lodge records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

124 Marquis of Granby Lodge, Year of Warrant 1763, Freemasons’ Hall Durham City;
3110 Vane Lodge, Year of Warrant 1905, Masonic Hall, Bishop Auckland.
Captain Alfred Herbert BROCK, Royal Engineer

A Police Sergeant, he was Initiated in to Marquis of Granby Lodge No 124, Durham on the 1st September 1896; Passed 3rd November 1896 and Raised on the 4th December 1896 resigning in January 1913. He was a Joining Member of Vane Lodge No 3110, Bishop Auckland on the 9th February 1917 when his occupation was given as a Police Superintendent. He died on the 3rd January 1919. CWGC records state his age at death as 50 but according to Lodge Records his age would have been 54. He is buried in Durham (St. Oswald’s) Burial Ground, Durham City, Grave Reference 50F.

He is remembered at Durham on D47.052

The CWGC entry for Captain Brock

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