Other names: Richard Eustace
Locations in this story: Christchurch, HampshireFranceVermelles British Cemetery, Vermelles, Pas de Calais, FranceMotcombe, DorsetHaileybury, School, Ashwell, Herts.Nowshera, North West Frontier, IndiaRoyal Military Academy, Woolwich Common
Story: Richard Eustace Grosvenor was born on 27th January, 1883, in Christchurch, Hampshire. He was the son of Richard de Aquila Grosvenor, 1st Baron Stalbridge, and his second wife, Eleanor Beatrice Grosvenor (nee Hamilton-Stubber). Richard attended at Haileybury School, Ashwell, Herts, and by 1901 had become a 'Gent Cadet' at The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Common. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and a Regular Soldier serving with the Royal Field Artillery at Nowshera, North West Frontier, India. He was commissioned in the Royal Horse Artillery and at the time of his death held the rank of Captain. His mother died in 1911 and his father in 1912. Richard was posted to France on 6th November, 1914. He was awarded the Military Cross, Victory, British War and 14 Star medals as well as being Mentioned in Despatches. He died on 13th October 1915 and was buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Vermelles, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.H.14). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset, on the Roll of Honour at Haileybury School and the Royal Artillery Commemoration Roll.