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HUMP DAY HUNK: Louise Roberts

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Hump Day Hunk with Louise Roberts

Born in Holloway, North London on 20th March 1918 Sergeant William “Bill” Brooks was a tall, blond-haired, well-built young man. He had been apprenticed to his father, an electrician by trade, since he had left school at the age of fourteen. Bill was the second eldest of twelve living children. The eldest, a sister, May stepped in to the role of “mum” when their own mother had died at the young age of fifty six.

When war was declared in September 1939 Bill quickly joined up with the Royal Artillery as an anti-aircraft gunner and was sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force. Later he would be one of the last men to be taken off the beaches at Dunkirk. He would then serve defending southern England at the height of the Blitz.

As part of a morale boosting exercise…

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