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    Posted: 22 Sep 2010 at 20:29
Cemetery: SKYROS (ISOLATED GRAVE)
Country: Greece
Locality: Skyros
Location Information: Skyros is one of the islands of the Sporades. The grave is situated in an olive grove on the east side of Tris Boukes Bay in the south of the island, about one and a half hour's walk from Kalamitsa. It is signposted from the main road.
No. of Identified Casualties: 1
 
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Name: BROOKE, RUPERT CHAWNER
Initials: R C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Additional information: Son of the late William Parker Brooke and of Mary Rutte Brooke, of 78 Dunchurch Rd, Rugby. 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.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: SKYROS (ISOLATED GRAVE)
 
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A biographical profile of Sub-Lieutenant Rupert Brooke amy be accessed at this url (http://www.gallipoli-association.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=211) on the Association Forum.

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