Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke

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Brigadier-General Christopher Robert Ingham Brooke, CMG, DSO, MP (4 July 1869 – 28 December 1948) was a British soldier and Conservative MP for Pontefract from 1924 to 1929.[1]

He was born in Thornhill, Yorkshire in 1869 and was educated at Winchester College.[1]

He was a major when he fought in the Second Boer War, where he was in command of 2nd Mounted infantry, which in 1902 was based in the Transvaal Colony. He later fought in the First World War, and received the DSO in 1915. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 1917 New Year Honours,[1][2] and retired as brigadier-general.

From 1924 to 1935 he was Honorary Colonel of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He died at George, Cape Province, South Africa in 1948.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Brig.-Gen. C.R.I. Brooke". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 7 January 1949. 
  2. ^ "No. 29886". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1917. p. 4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Tom Smith
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
Succeeded by
Tom Smith