Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) - World War 1

Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) – World War 1

Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks (1884) was born in Eccles, Lancashire, the son of John Brooks Close (1850) and Emily Brooks. On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, and subsequently obtained a commission in the 2nd Battalion Manchester […]

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) - World War 1

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) – World War 1

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) was born in Eccles, Lancashire, the son of John Brooks Close (1850) and Emily Brooks. Served in the Great War as a Lieutenant in the the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, and 1st Life Guards. He was killed in […]

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) - South African War

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) – South African War

John Charles Close-Brooks (1876) was born in Eccles, Lancashire, the son of John Brooks Close (1850) and Emily Brooks. He served in the South African War (Imperial Yeomanry (22nd Cheshire Company)), and afterwards in the 6th Dragoon Guards until 1904.

John Close (1886) - World War 1

John Close (1886) – World War 1

John Close (1886) was born in Belfast, Ireland, the son of John Close (1850) and Mary Jane Bell. He enlisted into the Royal Navy in 1901 and served on a number of ships before and through World War 1. He died on board H.M.S. Indefatigable […]

Lest We Forget - 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget – 11 November 2018

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. This day, or alternative […]

Odel Close (1738) - American Revolutionary War

Odel Close (1738) – American Revolutionary War

Odel Close (1738) was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Close (1702) and Eunice Hall. In 1775 he was appointed to the Committee of Inspection and Safety. This was an extension of the Vigilance Committee in preparation for the America Revolutionary War. In […]

Elnathan Close (1753) - American Revolutionary War

Elnathan Close (1753) – American Revolutionary War

Elnathan Close (1753) was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Close (1724) and Deborah Mead. He fought the British in The Sound off the coast of Greenwich. He appears to have attained the rank of Captain.

Benjamin Close (1760) - American Revolutionary War

Benjamin Close (1760) – American Revolutionary War

Benjamin Close (1760) was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Close (1724) and Deborah Mead. He served as a private in the Connecticut Line and was severely wounded through the body and left arm in a skirmish at Eastchester, New York, while acting […]

Lewis E Close (1835) - American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) – American Civil War

Lewis E Close (1835) was born in Saratoga County, New York, the son of Lewis Peter Close (1803) and Eliza Emelisa Esmond. He was drafted into the Union forces at Saratoga Springs, New York in 1863. He was killed in action at Alexandria, Louisiana in […]

Dorwin Jacob Close (1831) - American Civil War

Dorwin Jacob Close (1831) – American Civil War

Dorwin Jacob Close (1831) was born in Mayfield, New York, the son of Peter Close (1804) and Mary Ann Brown. He enlisted into the Union forces at Mayfield, New York in 1862. Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, New York 10th Cavalry Regiment on 06 […]

Nathaniel Erwin Close (1840) - American Civil War

Nathaniel Erwin Close (1840) – American Civil War

Nathaniel Erwin Close (1840) was born in Jefferson County, New York, the son of Peter Close (1804) and Mary Ann Brown. He enlisted into the Union forces at Mayfield, New York in 1861. In 1863 he was drafted into the Union forces at Mayfield, New […]