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Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Egypt ( George Brooks.)

George Brooks served as a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Florentina during the operations off the coast of Egypt, March to September 1801. One of five clasps issued to this ship for Egypt.

George Brooks entered the Navy on 14 November 1795, as First Class Volunteer on board the 28 gun Pegasus, under Captain Ross Donnelly, and was employed in the North Sea where, on 12 May 1796, after a long and arduous chase, he assisted in driving on shore the two Dutch brigs, Echo, of 18, and De Gier, of 14 guns.

He next served for some time in the West Indies as Midshipman of the 32 gun Thames, under Captain William Lukin, and was subsequently attached, from June 1799 until January 1800, to Temeraire and Barfleur, 98 guns, flag-ships in the Channel of Rear-Admiral James Hawkins Whitshed, and from the latter date until 12 January 1805, the Ceres, Florentina, and Magicienne frigates, under Captains John Nicholas, John Broughton, and Adam Mackenzie, on the Mediterranean and North Sea Stations; was then appointed Sub-Lieutenant of the Pincher gun-brig, under Lieutenant-Commander James Aberdour, and on 17 March 1806 was promoted Lieutenant.

His succeeding appointments were - 1 December 1806 and 18 August 1807, to the 32 gun Daedalus, and sloop Avon, under Captains Frederick Warren and Thomas Thrush, under the former of whom he escorted a fleet of merchantmen to the West Indies, and there assisted in making several captures.

On 27 September 1807 he went to the sloop Britomart, under Captain William Buckley Hunt, in the North Sea; on 14 February 1810, to the 74 gun Resolution, under Captain Temple Hardy, in the Baltic; on 12 January 1811, to the 74 gun Conquestador, under Captain Lord William Stuart, off Flushing; on 7 October 1811, to the 14 gun Banterer, under Captain Charles Wade, in the North Sea, whence he was invalided on 9 November 1812; on 24 May 1813, to the 18 gun Brazen, under Captain James Stirling, employed in Hudson’s Bay, on the Irish Station, and in the West Indies. Lieutenant Brooks was placed on half-pay on 4 June 1815.

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