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 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".