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Captain FRANCIS OCTAVIUS GRENFELL

Regiment & Unit/Ship

9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers

Date of Death

Died 24 May 1915

Age 35 years old

Buried or commemorated at

VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY

II. B. 14.

Belgium

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info 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.
  • Personal Inscription ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF HIS TWIN BROTHER RIVERSDALE BORN 1880. SONS OF PASCOE & SOFIA GRENFELL
  • Additional Citation note

    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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