Brooke sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 Feb. 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died at 4:46 pm on 23 Apr. 1915 in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to the landing at Gallipoli.

Brooke sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 Feb. 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died at 4:46 pm on 23 Apr. 1915 in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to the landing at Gallipoli.

Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier.  Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One.  Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.

Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier. Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One. Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.

Rupert Brooke:  "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass." The Hill, a favourite Brooke poem.

Rupert Brooke: "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass." The Hill, a favourite Brooke poem.

“There are three good things in this world.  One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.”    Rupert Brooke #inspiration45_alive

“There are three good things in this world. One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.” Rupert Brooke #inspiration45_alive

Rupert Brooke's Famous Poem - The Old Vicarage, Grantchester. I love poetry; he loves sci-fi!

Rupert Brooke's Famous Poem - The Old Vicarage, Grantchester. I love poetry; he loves sci-fi!

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke

"I have a great need to busy myself with quietude." ~ Rupert Brooke

"I have a great need to busy myself with quietude." ~ Rupert Brooke

Poet Rupert Brooke went skinny-dipping with Virginia Woolf. "He was rather a dangerous friend," according to Leonard Woolf. Died far too young in WWI.

Poet Rupert Brooke went skinny-dipping with Virginia Woolf. "He was rather a dangerous friend," according to Leonard Woolf. Died far too young in WWI.

The Soldier - by Rupert Brooke, 1914. Written before the horror. But great stuff.

The Soldier - by Rupert Brooke, 1914. Written before the horror. But great stuff.

Rupert Brooke (1887–1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".

Rupert Brooke (1887–1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".

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