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 Regiment.
He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1915 for attempting to rescue a wounded man, and was also mentioned in Despatches.
He was critically wounded in Mesopotamia, Iraq in 1917, and subsequently died there of his injuries.
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