Lord Hugh William Grosvenor born in London in 1884, the eighth son of the late Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster and the eldest son with his second wife Katherine, Duchess of Westminster. The family home was Eaton Hall, Chester; the Duchess was living at Combermere Abbey, Burleydam, Cheshire at the time of Hugh’s death.
Husband of Mabel Florence Mary, Lady Hugh Grosvenor (nee Crichton) and father to Gerald Hugh and Robert George.
Hugh is also commemorated in the Grosvenor Chapel, St Mary’s Church, Eccleston, Chester.
Hugh’s brother in law Viscount Crichton was killed on the following day.
Regiment : 1st Life Guards
Rank : Captain
Service Number :
Killed in action; Belgium 30 October 1914 Aged 30
Lord Grosvenor is now assumed to have been killed in action on 30 October 1914. However, his death was not formally reported at the time and it was not until 1919 that his death was accepted and probate was granted for his estate. The following three newspaper articles highlight this five year period:
Information provided by Whitchurch Museum and Archives