Charles Broke Vere

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Major-General Sir Charles Broke Vere KCB KCH (21 February 1779 – 1 April 1843),[1] Broke, was a British soldier[2] and Conservative Member of Parliament.[3]

He was the son of Philip Bowes Broke and the younger brother of Rear-Admiral Sir Philip Broke, 1st Baronet.[1] 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.[4] In 1822 he took the surname of Vere in addition to Broke[4] then in 1825, upon Wellington's recommendation, he was appointed aide-de-camp to King William IV, a post he held for twelve years.[1] He also represented East Suffolk in the House of Commons between 1835 and 1843.[5] Broke Vere died in April 1843, aged 64.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Henniker
Robert Newton Shawe
Member of Parliament for East Suffolk
1835 – 1843
With: The Lord Henniker
Succeeded by
The Lord Henniker
The Lord Rendlesham