Henry Alan Brooke MC

Henry Alan Brooke

                     Henry Alan Brooke

 

 

 

                    10th Royal Hussars

 

Lieutenant 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own)

Service No 259934

Killed in action on 17th April 1945 near Ravenna, Italy, age 21

Henry was commissioned into the 10th Hussars in 1942. He served with his regiment in the armoured and dismounted infantry roles in North Africa and Italy as part of the 8th Army . In December 1944, after being wounded the previous November he received the Military Cross (gazetted March 12th 1945). A brother officer wrote: Henry has just got the MC, he has desereved it over and over again.

As the war drew to a close Henry's regiment took part in Operation Grapeshot, the Spring Offensive into the Lombardy Plain of northern Italy, which ended with the surrender of German forces in Italy. He was killed in action near Ravenna and is buried in Ravenna War Cemetery Plot 1 row C Grave 29

Henry was awarded the Military Cross, the 1939-45 Star, the Italy Star and the War medal 1939-45.

Henry Alan Brookes Medals

Background Information

Henry was the third and yougest son of Sir Basil Stanlake Brooke PC, CBE, MC, DL, MP; 5th Baronet, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from Colebrooke, Brookborough, County Fermanagh. His mother, Lady Brooke, was born Cynthia Mary Sergison. His brother Basil Brooke, a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards was killed in Tunisia in 1943. Their uncle, Lord Alanbrooke, was Chief of the Imperial General Staff for most of WWII. Before attending Gordonstoun Henry was at Winchester School for two years.


Latest News & Alerts

News from the Junior School - Week 1
News from the Junior School - Week 1

Read the latest News from The Junior School

Read more...
New Boarders at Duffus House
New Boarders at Duffus House

There were some early arrivals at Duffus House for the start of the term - eight plump brown hens...

Read more...
Thailand Water Project 2018
Thailand Water Project 2018

The 2018 Gordonstoun Thailand Water Project reached a successful conclusion again this year, bringing water to a remote village in Northern Thailand.

Read more...
Exam Results 2018
Exam Results 2018

Gordonstoun students recorded an excellent set of GCS and A-Level results this summer.

Read more...
Made by hampton-smith

Thank you for visiting the Gordonstoun website. Please be aware that this website uses cookies and that we may collect or process personal information about you. By clicking on the “I Agree” button you are giving consent to cookies being used and us collecting some personal information. You can read our Privacy Notices and Cookie Policy by clicking here. These notices explain how we use cookies and how we may use your personal information.