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VC528   Francis Octavus Grenfell

BORN   4 September 1880

DIED   24 May 1915  AGE   34

VC Won   24 August  1914   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Audregnies, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Francis Octavus Grenfell  No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   528   Awards   VC      

Regiment   9th Lancers, B Squadron

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Hatchlands, near Guildford, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   Near Hooge, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, 3 miles west of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 2, Row B, Grave 14

Gazetted   16 November 1914

VC Presented   21 or 22 February 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, 3 miles west of Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on Beaconsfield War Memorial, Buckinghamshire

P  Memorial window at St Church, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

P  Named on Eton College war memorial, Eaton, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Grenfell Memorial, the cloisters, Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Eton Memorial, St Georges Chapel, Ypres, Belgium

P  Memorial window, St Georges Chapel, Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on memorial, All Saints Church, Kilvey, Swansea, Wales

P  Named on 9th Lancers Memorial, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Named on MCC roll of honour, Lords cricket ground, St Johns Wood, NW London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Tunsgate, High Street, Guildford, Surrey

P  VC commemorative paving stone, war memorial, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

By The Way…

He was originally buried in Vlamertinghe Churchyard, Belgium

VC Held By

9th / 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, England



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