1. Memorial:Rifle House CemeteryIV. F. 4.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.130
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour27B GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Master of Kinloss. Son of Baroness Kinloss, of Moreton Lodge, Buckingham, and the late Maj. Luis Ferdinand Harry Courthope Morgan-Grenville.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade 

1st Battalion August 1914 : at Colchester. Part of 11th Brigade in 4th Division. 23 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre.

Action : Winter Operations 1914-1915 

23 November 1914 - 6 February 1915. As the armies of 1914 fought themselves to exhaustion they settled down by the end of the year to the realities of static trench warfare. During the winter, activity was mostly comprised of a series of small scale raids and attempts by the BEF to gain superiority over the battlefront. At the same time increasing numbers of Territorial battalions and replacements for the Regular battalions came into theatre and had to be trained and acclimatised to trench occupation. This period was further noted for the severity of the weather and the need to rapidly source and equip the troops with adequate winter and waterproof equipment, whilst improving the trench conditions. Miserable times.

See CSM William HALLIWELL who was involved in the same attack that cost Morgan-Grenville his life.

Detail :

CAPTAIN RICHARD GEORGE GRENVILLE MORGAN-GRENVILLE. Master of Kinloss. 1st BATTN. RIFLE BRIGADE. was the son of Major Morgan Grenville, late of the York and Lancaster Militia and the Baroness Kinloss. He was a grandson of the late Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. He was born on the 25th September 1887 and was educated at Eton and the RMC Sandhurst obtaining his commission in the Rifle Brigade becoming Lieutenant in January, 1910 and Captain in August 1914. He was killed in action at Ploegesteert near Armientieres, when serving with his battalion on the 19th December, 1914 having been twice previously wounded, his name having appeared in the casualty lists published on September 10th and November 16th. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 8th October 1914. He was a member of the Bath Club. London. Captain the Hon. Richard G G Morgan Grenville having been the eldest son, his brother, the Hon. Luis Chandos Francis Temple, became heir to the barony. Another brother Lieutenant the Hon. T. O. B. Morgan-Grenville is also served in the Rifle Brigade. Sergeant- Major Halliwell (COMRADES LODGE No 2976) of the 1/Rifle Brigade was also in the attack on 19th December - see his record. Sources: Rifle Brigade Chronicle 1914 Roll of Honour. War Diary 1/Somerset Light Infantry.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : United No. 1629 E.C.Unknown

10th June 1914
8th July 1914

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