Charles Vyner Brooke
Order of St Michael and St George
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(Charles Vyner deWindt Brooke; 26 September 1874–9 May 1963) was the third and final White Rajah
White Rajahs refers to a dynasty that founded and ruled the Kingdom of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946, namely the Brookes, who came originally from England. A Rajah is a monarch in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.-Rulers:...
Sarawak is one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo. Known as Bumi Kenyalang , Sarawak is situated on the north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia followed by Sabah, the second largest state located to the North- East.The administrative capital is Kuching, which...
The son of Charles of Sarawak and his wife Margaret de Windt
Margaret, Lady Brooke, The Ranee of Sarawak was queen-consort of the second White Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke...
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Margaret of Sarawak), Vyner was born in London
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and spent his youth there, being educated at Clevedon
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, Winchester College
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, and Magdalene College, Cambridge
Magdalene College, Cambridge
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. He then entered the Sarawak public service.
Vyner served as aide-de-camp
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to his father 1897-1898, district officer of Simanggang 1898-1901, Resident
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Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia, is a coastal town which serves as the administrative center of the Mukah District in Mukah Division, Sarawak. It is located by the South China Sea, about 2.5 hours by road from the town of Sibu. Mukah is also accessible by air by MASwings from Kuching and Miri. The...
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, 1902–1903, Resident of the Third Division 1903-1904, President of the Law Courts 1904-1911, Vice-President of the Supreme and General Councils 1904-1911.
In his military career he was 2nd Lieutenant 3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) Yeomanry (12 May 1911), resigning on 21 May 1913.