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James Anson Otho Brooke

  • Birth 3 Feb 1884 Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
  • Death 29 Oct 1914
  • Burial Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Memorial ID 8041612

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. The son of Sir Harry Vasey Brooke KBE, he served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, British Army. In actions near Gheluvelt, Belgium, on October 29, 1914, the 2nd Battalion, was trying to prevent a German breakthrough. They were not in a position to counter-attack, when Lieutenant Brooke lead two attacks on the enemy under concentrated rifle and machine-gun fire, to regain a lost trench. Having regained the trench he went back to gain more support troops when he was shot and killed. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously promoted Captain and awarded the Victoria Cross on February 18, 1915.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8041612
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Anson Otho Brooke (3 Feb 1884–29 Oct 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8041612, citing Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .