Other names: Richard FitzGerald
Locations in this story: St. Georges, Hanover Square, MiddlesexChelsea, LondonFrance & FlandersCross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetPoole, DorsetMillbank Military Hospital, LondonHinton Parva, DorsetHinton Martell, Dorset
Story: Sir Richard FitzGerald Glyn, DSO, Bt. was born at St. Georges, Hanover Square, Middlesex, on 13th May 1875, the son of Sir Richard George Glyn, Bt. and Frances Geraldine Glyn (née FitzGerald). He lived most of his civilian life in the Dorset area. He was with the Royal Dragoons as early as 1893 and served throughout, gaining many decorations and awards including the Distinguished Service Order. He married Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon at Holy Trinity, Chelsea, London, on 12th December 1906 and they went on to have five children. His service in the First World War in France and Flanders is noted for his being Mentioned in Dispatches twice as well as for being wounded and spending over a month at the Millbank Military Hospital, London. He was a Staff Officer with the rank of Captain attached to the Army Service Corps as well as A.D.C. to the Commanding Officer of the 6th Cavalry Brigade. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He lived for a period at Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury. By the 1921 Census he had moved to Gaunts House, Hinton Martell, Dorset, and was still in residence there at the time of the 1939 Register. He died in the Poole, Dorset, area on 23rd March 1960 and was buried at Hinton Parva, Dorset, on 26th March 1960.