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Thursday, February 15, 2018

The 3rd (and last) Viscount Alanbrooke 1932-2018

_. The 3rd Viscount Alanbrooke died 10 January, 2018. He was aged 85.

Lord Alanbrooke was the last holder of the title, and a younger son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount, who was sometime Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the Second World War.

Harold Victor Alan Brooke was born 24 Nov, 1932, son of the 1st Viscount (1883-1963) by his second wife, the former Benita Blanche Pelly, scion of the Pelly Bts, and succeeded to the family honours upon the death of his elder half-brother, the 2nd Viscount, 19 Dec, 1972.

Viscount Alanbrooke was unmarried, and his peerages now become extinct.

The funeral takes place on Monday 26 February, 2018, at St Eligius Church, Arborfield Green.

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