Son of Sir George F Brooke and Lady Anna Maria Brooke of Ballyfad House. Husband of Nina Brooke nee Hill of 21 Southwick St, Oxford Square, London. Listed in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. 1911 census shows him residing with his wife and children at Ballyfad. Veteran - Served in South African War. 1st Irish Guards, serving in 2nd Division, were a part of First Battle of the Aisne, France (Sep 13 – Sep 28, 1914).
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Son of John Redmond Colfer and Martha Colfer of New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Son of Capt. John Burton Forster, 1st Royal Irish Regiment, and Olive Edith Mary nee Sergent. Married Florence Elizabeth Johnston at Winnipeg, 24th March 1908 and they had a daughter, Florence Olive May Burton-Forster, born 13th April 1904. His will dated 18 January 1915 left everything to his wife at Vancouver. Applied for a commission 9 February 1915: rancher, address Melrose, Ash Valley, Surrey. His wife’s address was PO Box 123, White Earth, Minnesota, or Cathedral, 121 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
War Office telegram to Major-General Forster, Staff Corps, Commanding 57th West Lancashire Division, Canterbury, advised that his son was wounded 9th June and remained at duty, but was subsequently killed in action 10 June 1916. His widow re-married and was Mrs Gilmour, 646 Walker Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. History of the Royal Irish Regiment: ‘When the battalion was in the trenches Lt. T.B. Forster and his scouts were out in front each night. On 10th they came under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire and Lt. Forster and three men were wounded. L/Sgt Michael Dreeling carried back L/Cpl Wright, then returned and carried in Lt. Forster and finally again went out under heavy fire to search for L/Cpl Walsh, who was missing and unfortunately could not be found. 2/Lt. Forster, a very promising young officer, died of his wounds shortly after he was carried in.’
Son of Mr David Reginald and Ellen Keating née O'Connor T.C. Ardara. His father was County Surveyor.
Second son of the Rev. Richard D'Oiler Martin and Mrs . Catherine Mary Martin
Son of William Joseph and Matilda Mary Agnes O'Keefe née Fogarty of Faythe House, Wexford.
Son of William John and Magdalene Toole nee Thompson of Curracloe House, Curracloe.
Family Background: According to the memorial article for Edward, in Du Rivigny’s United Kingdom Roll of Honour 1914-1919, the Toole children were descended from families who had some wealth and held positions of regard in their professions and within their communities. William John Toole, their father was both a land owner and land agent. The name of their home was Curracloe House. William’s father, Captain William O’Toole of the 40th British Regiment, served with distinction throughout his life. Their mother, Magdalene Thompson, was the daughter of William Thompson, a surgeon, who practiced in the army hospital in Madras, India, the city in which Magdalene was born in 1845.
Family Life: Edward Thomas Toole (nickname Ned) was born April 1, 1885 in Curracloe, Wexford, Ireland. He was one of 13 known children of William and Magdalene, all born in Country Wexford: William (1871-1952, nickname Barney); Isabella (1872-1919); Catherine (1873-1955); George Archer (1874-1957); Mary (1876- ); Annie (1877-); Magdalene (1878-1940); Laurence Henry (1879-1967); Henrietta (1880-1968); Victoria (1881-1963); Archer John (1883 -1963); and, David Frederick Jack (1886-1918).
The Toole family is recorded in Wexford until at least 1888, when William lost his fortune in an investment in which beach land was being developed into farmland. The land was destroyed in a storm leaving the Tooles in financial stress (referenced by Toole-Peet history).
3 other brothers also served with the Canadian Forces. Captain Jack Toole killed in action France. 28.09.1918. Death and Remembrance: Lieutenant Edward Thomas Toole was killed in action on September 15, 1916, the first day of action of the Battle of Fleurs-Courcelette during the campaign in the Somme. His name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He has no burial site.