Cecil Alfred Grenfell

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About Cecil Alfred Grenfell

Colonel Cecil Alfred Grenfell (13 February 1864-11 August 1924) was a British Liberal politician.

Grenfell was the son of Pascoe du Pré Grenfell, of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, grandson of Pascoe Grenfell. His mother was Sophia (née Grenfell). One of fifteen children born to Pascoe and Sophia. Of his eight brothers; three died in battle. Lieutenant Robert Septimus Grenfell died in a cavalry charge at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898 and his two youngest brothers (twins) were both killed in the First World War. One of the twins, Francis received the Victoria Cross in 1914, but was killed in 1915.[1]

Grenfell was MP for Bodmin (UK Parliament constituency) between the two general elections of 1910, but then stood down.

Grenfell married Lady Lilian Maud, daughter of George Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough, in 1898. They had two daughters. He died in August 1924, aged 60. His wife survived him by 27 years and died in January 1951, aged 77.

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Cecil Alfred Grenfell's Timeline

February 13, 1864
October 7, 1900
September 26, 1901
January 13, 1907
August 11, 1924
Age 60