A Collection of Medals to Members of the Nobility and The Royal Household

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Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £900

Estimate: £300 - £400

Five: Major the Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor, Rifle Brigade, later King Edward’s Horse and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, Cape Colony (Lieut: Hon. G. Grosvenor, Rifle Bde:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Lt. Hon. G. Grosvenor. Rifle Bde.); 1914-15 Star (Lieut. Hon. G. Grosvenor. K. Edw. H.); British War and Victory Medals (Major Hon. G. Grosvenor.) light contact marks, good very fine (5) £300-400

Footnote

The Honourable Gilbert Grosvenor was born on 22 August 1881, the second son of the 1st Baron Stalbridge and his wife Eleanor, and the grandson of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. He was educated at Eton, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, serving with them in South Africa during the Boer War. He transferred to King Edward’s Horse in 1908, and served with them during the Great War, before transferring in 1916 to the Nottingham Yeomanry (Shewood Rangers) with the rank of Major.

Grosvenor married Miss Effie Cree, the daughter of the Revd. Edward Cree, on 4 July 1913. He died without issue on 15 June 1939.