Casualty details

GRENFELL, FRANCIS OCTAVIUS

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
24/05/1915
Age:
35
Regiment/Service:
9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
II. B. 14.
Cemetery
VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY

Additional Information:

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.


Citation

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."

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VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen

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