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Huddersfield Examiner 14 March 1942, page 3:
News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. David Brook, of 28, Millmoor Road, Meltham, that their eldest son, Fourth Engineer John Henry Brook, who was serving on a merchant ship, must be presumed lost.
A letter from the owners of the vessel states that the ship is long overdue.
Engineer Brook was one of the crew of the Lochavon, one of the most modern Diesel-engined ships in the world, which was torpedoed by a submarine shortly after the outbreak of the war. On that occasion he, together with other members of the crew, was picked up by a British destroyer.
Engineer Brook was a native of Marsden and formerly attended the Marsden Senior School. His family left Marsden for Meltham a few years ago. He was formerly employed at the British Dyestuffs Corporation Works in Leeds Road.