GRENFELL, FRANCIS OCTAVIUS
- Date of Death:
- 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
- V C
- Grave Reference
- II. B. 14.
- VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY
Son of Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Sophia, his wife. Educated at Eton, Francis became "Master of the Beagles" in 1898. On leaving Eton in 1899 he joined the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He saw service in the South African War.
An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 16th November, 1914 records the following:- "For gallantry in action against un-broken Infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August, 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day."