Birth & Upbringing: Matthew was born in Bulawayo in 1954. He was the son of Wilfred Brooks and Patricia Bourne.
Education: He was schooled at Falcon College, Bulawayo and then in Salisbury at Churchill High School.
Occupation: National Service Policeman - joined the BSA Police as a national serviceman in ;Reg. No. NS900605; transferred to Police Reserve served until June 1977. As a National Serviceman Matt was first stationed at Salisbury Traffic. On transfer to Field Reserve, Matt was posted to the BSA Police Marine Section on Lake Kariba, involved with the country's northern defenses. He was transferred to PATU Salisbury Province from where he was deployed on call ups around the country.
Demise: KOAS - shooting accident while serving as a Field Reservist near Fort Victoria (Operation Repulse)    .
Burial: His semi-military funeral was held in Salisbury on 9 June 1977.
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