Brooke, Basil Malise


Basil Malise Brooke (A 1934-1936) was born on 4th May 1921, the only son of Rear-Admiral Sir Basil Vernon Brooke, GCVO and Lady Brooke (Olave Barbara Clementina, daughter of Commander Charles Elphinstone Graham) of Paddington, London.   He was at Winchester for only a short time before leaving to make a career in medicine.

Commissioned in the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) in March 1941, he was promoted Lieutenant in September 1942 and after passing an intelligence course at Cambridge, was serving as Range Officer on the R.A.C. Range at Kirkcudbright when he met with a fatal motor accident.

He had married Miss Ann Mary Bateson on 5th September 1941.

According to the Leamington Observer, Lieutenant Brooke was buried in a common grave (44790) in square 23 of the Streatham Park  Cemetery in Surrey, which had a headstone with other family names on it.  Unfortunately during the re-lawning of that area of the cemetery in the 1980s the headstone was lost.

War: World War 2

  • Surname: Brooke
  • Forenames or initials: Basil Malise
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1934-1936
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: 11th Hussars
  • Date of Birth: 4th May 1921
  • Date of Death: 4th March 1944
  • How Died: Killed in an Accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner A2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Streatham Park Cemetery