Colebrook family page
Frederick Joseph Colebrook
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Origins of surname
This is a very old English surname, probably linked to one of several places in Devon called Colbroc at the time of the Domesday Book in the 11th century. It is either derived from 'cool brook', or it described a place where colliers - makers of charcoal - worked.
The Jersey Colebrooks came from Kent, where the line can be traced back to the 16th century, arriving in Jersey in the mid-19th century.
Great War service
- Frederick Neville Colebrook (1886- ) (St H) son of Frederick Joseph and Theresa, Private, Somerset Light Infantry
- Leslie Charles Colebrook (1894-1917) son of Frederick Joseph and Elizabeth Chipping Born in Brixton, Jersey father, 2nd Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, killed in action in Belgium, not in Roll of Honour