Gerard Marmaduke Brooke

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Captain Gerard Marmaduke Brooke, R.N., Retired (21 December, 1850 – 15 March, 1905) served in the Royal Navy. His son, Kennedy Gerard Brooke, would also become an officer in the service.

Life & Career

Brooke was ranked thirty-fourth in order of merit of thirty-six candidates accepted as first-class Naval Cadets following the entrance examinations of December, 1864.[1]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1875.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 June, 1887.

Brooke was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 21 December, 1900.

A dangerous illness in February 1905 caused his son to be granted leave from service on the China Station to attend to him. Kennedy would arrive two days too late, as his father died on 15 March.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John E. Meryon
Captain of H.M.S. Polyphemus
18 Aug, 1891[2] – 27 Oct, 1892
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Campbell
Preceded by
Arthur W. E. Prothero
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
1 Jan, 1893[3][4] – Jan, 1896
Succeeded by
Cecil Burney


  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 14, 1864; pg. 10; Issue 25055.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 245.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 7 January, 1893. Issue 33842, col A, p. 7.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 205.