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Grisewood, Francis

Grisewood, Francis, 2nd Lieut. 11th (Service) Battn. The Royal Sussex Rt, 2nd son of Harman Grisewood of The Den, Bognor, C. Sussex, J.P. for Co. Worcester, by his wife, Concetta, daughter of Count Messina of Malta; born Paris 10 April 1880; educ. The Oratory School, Edgbaston, Birmingham; was a Mining Engineer; was farming in Australia, where he owned a large ranch, when war broke out, but as soon as possible returned to England, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Sussex Regt. Aug. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 4 March 1916, being employed as field works officer, and was killed in action at the Boar's Head salient, near Neuve Chapelle 30 June following. Buried where he fell. Unmarried. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Biographical

Surname(s)Grisewood
First name(s)Francis
Date of birth10 April 1880
Place of birthParis
Family details2nd son of Harman Grisewood of The Den, Bognor, C. Sussex, J.P. for Co. Worcester, and Concetta, daughter of Count Messina of Malta
Previous educationOratory School, Edgbaston
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1908
Dept / courseScience Engineering
Military unitRoyal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsExpeditionary Force in France from 4 March 1916
Date of death30 June 1916
Age at death36
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathBoar's Head Salient
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBuried where he fell
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Loos Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919; De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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