Natal Witness 11th August 1881
It appears in a statment made by Mr Childers that the accounts of Private William Brooks, of the 1st Dragoon Guards, who died in Zululand nearly two years ago were only received at the War office on July the 5th and that the money will be paid forthwith to his relatives. Mr Childers acknowledges that the delay has been very excessive in this case and that the officer commanding the Regiment has been communicated with on the subject.
The medal rolls show a different initial for the first name
1st Dragoon Guards 2166 Brooks F. D/S (died in service) 1879 clasp