We remember Francis Octavius Grenfell

We remember Francis Octavius Grenfell

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Timeline

Timeline

1880
birth East Clandon, Surrey United Kingdom Source:1465864 Source:6647411 4th September 1880
1891
location London End,Beaconsfield,Buckinghamshire. United Kingdom other group residence address Source:6647411 1891
1894
education Eton College United Kingdom Source:8546507 1894 - 1899
1901
service British Army Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps Source:8546507 May 1901
1901
location Seaforth Highlanders Barracks,Orange River Colony. South Africa military residence address Source:8546507 1901
1905
service British Army Lieutenant King's Royal Rifles Source:8546507 January 1905 - May 1905
1905
service British Army Lieutenant 9th Lancers Source:8546507 May 1905
1911
location Bath Club,34 Dover Street,St. George Hanover Square,Middlesex United Kingdom other group residence address Source:8546532 1911
1912
service British Army Captain 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers Source:6154444 August 1912 - 24th May 1915
1914
theatres Western Europe :1 Source:1465864 16th August 1914
1914
hospitalisation This diary entry from the 27th Brigade Royal Field Artillery says he helped them run guns back, was wounded twice, and still continued to help. Hospital/Institution Source:8957864 24th August 1914
1915
dates Age 35 Source:6651224 24th May 1915
events Medals Issued Medals Issued Source:1465864
service British Army Seaforth Highlanders 3rd (Militia) Battalion Source:8546507
1915
death Killed in Action Francis Grenfell was sent to Ypres and on 24th May endured the first German chlorine gas attack on the Western Front. The following day Grenfell was shot and killed on the Ypres-Menin road. Hooge,West Verlanderren. Belgium Source:7049505 Source:1465864 Source:8546507 24th May 1915
burial Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial West-Vlaanderen Is buried at Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Belgium Source:7049505 Source:1465864
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:5508230

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Francis Octavius
Initials FO
Last Name Grenfell
Source 6982556
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Bath Club,34 Dover Street,St. George Hanover Square,Middlesex United Kingdom other group residence address 1911
London End,Beaconsfield,Buckinghamshire. United Kingdom other group residence address 1891
Seaforth Highlanders Barracks,Orange River Colony. South Africa military residence address 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army King's Royal Rifle Corps Second Lieutenant
British Army King's Royal Rifles Lieutenant
British Army 9th Lancers Lieutenant
British Army Seaforth Highlanders 3rd (Militia) Battalion
British Army 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
VC British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sophia Grenfell mother
Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell father

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Jo6
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Kevin38756
GRO War Death Army Officers Indices (1914 to 1921) Transcription Kevin38756
Medal Index Cards Transcription Kevin38756
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Kevin38756
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
British Army, Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Transcription Anne23518
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Anne23518
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Anne23518

External Evidence

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Copy of the official citation for Grenfell's Victoria Cross The19244
First World War / Great War Kevin38756
Commonwealth War Graves Commission record Charlotte33
The Taking of the Guns, oil on canvas, undated. Edward43379
Armed Services - Eton College Trevor65535

Multimedia

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Captain Francis O Grenfell VC Glen107
Francis Octavius Grenfell VC. Trevor321
War diary entry about him being wounded Edwin110085
Memorial Jeremy102799
VC memorial Becky152938
Commemoration Becky152938

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