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Brooke, Gerald Douglas (1891-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Gerald Douglas Brooke (1891-1916), born 20 March 1891 at Darsham, Suffolk, only son of Captain Frederick William Brooke (1860-1952) and Gwendoline Mary Hope Brooke (nee St Leger) (1863-1954) of Littlewood, Lelant, Cornwall, later of Heath House, Fleet, Hampshire.

Siblings: Gladys Beatrice Brooke (1886-1946), Dulce Brooke (1888-1969).


Married to Hylda Mary Brooke (nee Chapple) of 25 Hayne Road, Beckenham, Kent.


Attended the Briary Preparatory School, Westgate-on-Sea.


Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1905-April 1908. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


WW1, Captain in the Suffolk Regiment, 7th (S.) Bn. Was in Canada when the war broke out. Returned at once and enlisted in the cavalry in September 1914, and was given a commission in the Suffolk Regiment the following December. As a supernumerary officer he did not got out with his battalion but joined it in October 1915, and was recently promoted captain. Killed at Ovillers-la-Boisselle on 3 July 1916.


Commemorated at:

Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A,%20GERA...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

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Taken on July 22, 2013