Lt Col John Brooke

Surname
Brooke
First name(s)
John
Rank
Lt Col
Corps
RNZIR
Service number
31357
Unit
Date of Birth
Date of death
Notes

Educated at Palmerston North Boys High. Followed his father (Colonel John Ingham Brooke OBE) into the military and went to the Royal Military College of Australia at Duntroon. Served in the Korean War and later during the Malayan Emergency. While in Korea, he suffered a serious injury when a grenade detonated near him. He was among the Army representatives who attended the Queen's Coronation in 1953 and later was an Aide-to-Camp to the Governor General. Commanding Officer of the Officer Cadet School in Waiouru. Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment based in Malaysia 1968–1969. Made several trips to Vietnam during this period, visiting New Zealand troops at Nui Dat.

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.