Edward Brooke (1885-1919)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BROOKE, EDWARD, DSO. Lieutenant Commander. Royal Navy. HMS Strongbow. Born 25.8.1885 in Ecclesfield. Son of the late Edward Burkall Brooke and Gertrude Sykes Brooke of Thorpe, Almondbury, and grandson of the late Mr Edward Brooke of Oakleigh House, Edgerton. Joined the Navy on 30.7.1902. Was married on 20.3.1913, at St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong, to Miss Helene Sarah Sherris. Severely wounded in convoy action, 17.10.1917. Was formerly in command of HMS Sprightly and was mentioned in despatches for his work at the Battle of Jutland. Awarded the DSO, 7.8.1918. The official citation reads;- 'in command of HMS Strongbow. Fought a gallant action against overwhelming odds in endeavouring to protect a convoy. He was seriously wounded during the engagement.' Died at home, 10.2.1919, aged 33. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- K, 'C', 30.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Lieut-Commander E BROOKE
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Monday, February 10, 1919
  • record ID: 2752050