Sub Lieutenant Patrick Harry Brooke, R.N., H.M.S. Courageous, who died of enteric fever on May 25th, 1917, contracted whilst on active service, was the fourth and youngest surviving son of Captain Harry Brooke, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Harry Brooke, of Fairley, Aberdeenshire, and grandson of the late Sir Arthur Brinsley Brooke, Bart., M.P., of Colebrooke, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh. His eldest brother, Captain J.A.O. Brooke, gained the coveted honour of the Victoria Cross by great gallantry and bravery near Ypres in September, 1914, when he was killed; another brother, Captain Brian Brooke, was dangerously wounded three times when leading the Gordon Highlanders in their glorious charge at Mametz on July 1st, and died of his wounds. He was mentioned in despatches. Sub Lieutenant P.H. Brooke saw service in the Dardanelles and took part in the Dogger Bank fight in the North Sea.
Date of Publication:
Friday, August 31, 1917