Lord Hugh Grosvenor

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Captain Lord Hugh William Grosvenor (6 April 1884 – 30 October 1914) was the son of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster and his second wife, formerly The Hon. Katherine Cavendish.

WW I service and death

Grosvenor was the commander of C Squadron, 1st Life Guards, and was killed in action, aged thirty, during World War I. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.[1]


He married Lady Mabel Crichton, daughter of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne and his wife, the former Lady Florence Cole, daughter of William Cole, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen, on 21 April 1906.

Children of Lord and Lady Hugh Grosvenor:


He was one of a number of British polo players who died in World War I.[2]


  1. CWGC entry
  2. Horace A. Laffaye (2009). The Evolution of Polo. McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-3814-2. It is very true that the First World War robbed the British of some of their top and most promising players: Geoffrey Bowlby, Harold Brassey, Leslie Cheape, Noel Edwards, Francis and Rivy Grenfell, Lord Hugh Grosvenor, Brian Osborne, Bertie Wilson...<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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