Memories of General Jack Seely

Jack Seely - His Life Story


Sir Charles, perhaps unexpectedly, left the Brook estate to his youngest son, General Jack Seely MP, who had formed strong connections and relationships with Brook village and its lifeboat.

It is said that his proudest moment was the day he became a rowing member of the Brooke lifeboat crew. For a detailed account of his life read Galloper Jack by his grandson, Brough Scott, or any of his books which are mainly autobiographical.

Adventure (1930); Fear and Be Slain (1931); Launch! (1932); For Ever England (1932); My Horse Warrior (1934); The Paths of Happiness (1938).


Information from Wikipedia

J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone

John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone CB, CMG, DSO, PC, DL, TD (31 May 1868 – 7 November 1947) was a British soldier and politician. 


Audrey Rann's memories of Jack Seely

Like many people who lived in the area, Audrey Rann remembers seeing Lord Mottistone ride through the village on his horse:


Brough Scott's memories of Jack Seely

In Galloper Jack (2002), Brough Scott, remembers his grandfather:

He was just an old man in a dressing gown, one of those red and blue silk paisley things as I remember. 


Hon. Emily Kindersley (Seely) 1898 - 1992

Born in 1998 , the Hon Emily Grace Seely was the eldest daughter of General Jack Seely. In 1918, she served as a VAD (Voluntary Aided Detachment) in Netley Hospital and throughout the Second World War.