Location: Rupert Brooke Grave, Skyros, Greece
Cause of death: Sepsis from an infected mosquito bite
Photo taken by: Han borg
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English poet known for his war sonnets written during the First World War. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He died in a French hospital ship moored in a bay off the island of Skyros in the Aegean on his way to the landing at Gallipoli.
On 11 November 1985, Brooke was among 16 First World War poets commemorated on a slate monument unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. The inscription on the stone was written by a fellow war poet, Wilfred Owen. It reads: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."