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PostSubject: Brig.-Gen. Lionel Godolphin Brooke.   Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:16 pm

Brig.-Gen. Lionel Godolphin Brooke was born on 19th May 1849.He was the son of George Augustus Frederick Brooke and Lady Arabella Georgina Hastings.He married, firstly, Emma Adelaide Christina Taylour, daughter of Maj.-Gen. Lord John Henry Taylour and Mary Hammond Macfarlane, on 28 November 1881.2 He married, secondly, Gertrude Isabella Goodeve, daughter of Colonel Henry Mills Goodeve, on 30th April 1895. He died on 10th June 1931 at age 82.
Brig.-Gen. Lionel Godolphin Brooke gained the rank of Brigadier-General in the service of the Connaught Rangers. He fought in the Zulu War in 1879.2 He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1900. He was commander of the Brigade T.F. between 1908 and 1910.

"Lieutenant Brooke Lionel Godolphin 94th Foot (Scotch Brigade) Slight Wound Ulundi 04 July 1879"
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PostSubject: Re: Brig.-Gen. Lionel Godolphin Brooke.   Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:53 pm

Date of Birth - 19th May 1849
First Appointment - Ensign - 9th Foot - 5th May 1869
Ensign - 94th Foot - 5th May 1869
Lieutenant - 94th Foot - 28th October 1871
Adjutant - 94th Foot - 1st January 1878 to 14th April 1879
Captain - 94th Foot - 15th April 1879
Major - Connaught Rangers (2nd Battalion) - 1st July 1881
Adjutant - Auxiliary Forces - from 22nd August 1881
Instructor of Musketry/Adjutant (Major 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers) - Royal Irish Fusiliers - 1st January 1883
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign - Battle of Ulundi (slightly wounded). Despatches, London Gazette, 21st August 1879. Medal with Clasp.
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PostSubject: Re: Brig.-Gen. Lionel Godolphin Brooke.   Mon May 04, 2015 9:55 pm

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Lieutenant-Colonel L. G. Brooke & officers of 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers, circa 1899.
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Note the Quartermaster with the black cross belt on the left of the photograph. That is Quartermaster Michael Joseph Kenny, who served in the 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment as a Corporal No 1275 Medal with the clasp 1877-8-9.

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