Sub-Lieutenant RUPERT CHAWNER BROOKE
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
Date of Death
Died 23 April 1915
Age 27 years old
Buried or commemorated at
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Additional Info Son of Mrs. Mary Ruth Brooke, of 78 Dunchurch Rd, Rugby and the late William Parker Brooke. His brother William A.C. Brooke also fell.
- N.B. Rupert Brooke was a published poet as early as 1911. Suffused with patriotism he was happy to die for his country in battle. He died, not in battle, but of acute blood poisoning and was buried on the Greek Island of Skyros. Brooke left his royalties to his friends, namely Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson and Walter de la Mare, providing them with literary independence for the rest of their lives.