Rupert Brooke's Grave

Historic Site in Skyros

Rupert Brooke’s well-tended marble grave is in a quiet olive grove just inland from Tris Boukes Bay; it’s signed with a wooden sign in Greek. The gravestone is inscribed with Brooke’s most famous sonnet, ‘The Soldier'. When Brooke’s fellow naval officers buried him, they erected a simple wooden cross (now in England) with an inscription originally in Greek: 'Here lies the servant of God, sub-lieutenant in the English Navy, who died for the deliverance of Constantinople from the Turks.'