Charles Broke Vere
He was the son of Philip Bowes Broke and the younger brother of Rear-Admiral Sir Philip Broke, 1st Baronet. After service during the Battle of Castricum, Broke fought under the Duke of Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars and later rose to the rank of Major-General. For his gallantry at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 he was awarded the Russian Order of St. Vladimir and the Dutch Order of Wilhelm. In 1822 he took the surname of Vere in addition to Broke. In 1825, upon Wellington's recommendation, he was appointed aide-de-camp to King William IV, a post he held for twelve years. He also represented East Suffolk in the House of Commons between 1835 and 1843. Broke Vere died in April 1843, at the age of 64.
- Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. .
- The sale of his medals Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, accessed August 2009
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Charles Broke Vere
- Dalton, Charles (1904). The Waterloo roll call. With biographical notes and anecdotes. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. p. 34.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Charles Vere