Lord Hugh Grosvenor
WW I service and death
Grosvenor was the commander of C Squadron, 1st Life Guards, and was killed in action, aged thirty, during World War I. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.This was because the bodies of Lord Hugh and one hundred other soldiers were never found - it was as if they had never existed.
Children of Lord and Lady Hugh Grosvenor:
- Gerald Hugh Grosvenor (1907–1967), later 4th Duke of Westminster
- Robert George Grosvenor (1910–1979), later 5th Duke of Westminster
- CWGC entry
- Last Stand at Zandvoorde 1914 by Mike McBride; ISBN 9781473891579; Pen & Sword Books
- Horace A. Laffaye (2009). The Evolution of Polo. McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-3814-2.
It is very true that the First World War robbed the British of some of their top and most promising players: Geoffrey Bowlby, Harold Brassey, Leslie Cheape, Noel Edwards, Francis and Rivy Grenfell, Lord Hugh Grosvenor, Brian Osborne, Bertie Wilson...
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