Sir Edward Grogan, 2nd Baronet

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Colonel Sir Edward Ion Beresford Grogan, 2nd Baronet, CMG, DSO (29 November 1873 – 11 July 1927) was a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

The son of the politician Sir Edward Grogan, 1st Baronet, he was educated at Winchester College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1893. He had succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet in 1891. He served in the Second Boer War from 1899 to 1900 with the 1st Battalion, including in the Relief of Ladysmith, and was mentioned in dispatches. From 1904 to 1906 he served as a Staff Captain at the War Office in London, and then served with the Imperial Ottoman Gendarmerie in Macedonia from 1906 to 1908. From 1911 to 1914 he served as a military attaché in South America.

He commanded the 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade during the First World War and served at Salonika, being mentioned in dispatches three times and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in 1917. In 1918 he was appointed General Staff Officer Grade 1 (GSO1) with the British Military Mission in Siberia during the Russian Civil War. He was promoted Brevet Colonel in 1919 and appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Siberian War Honours of January 1920.[1] He retired in 1924.

Family[edit]

Grogan married, in 1907, Ellinor Smith, daughter of author and schoolmaster Reginald Bosworth Smith and widow of Sir Harry Langhorne Thompson (d. 1902).[2]

In July 1927 he shot himself with his Webley revolver at his seat, Shropham Hall, near Attleborough, Norfolk, after being ill for a long time. He and his wife had no children and the baronetcy became extinct.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 31732". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 January 1920. p. 663. 
  2. ^ GROGAN, Col Sir Edward Ion Beresford’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015

References[edit]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Grogan
Baronet
(of Moyvore)
1891–1927
Extinct