World War 1

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Graham Bromhead Bosanquet, MC, Chev. L. H. (Knight), MD (twice)

Graham Bromhead

Bosanquet, MC, Chev. L. H. (Knight), MD (twice)


Service Number:

Brevet Major

Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion, attached as Brigade Major, 64th Infantry Brigade



Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle

Service History:
Bosanquet was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in February 1905.

The 1911 Census records him serving with the Gloucestershire Regiment's 2nd Battalion at Malta. He was, then, a Lieutenant.

He served with the Gloucestershire Regiment's 1st Battalion in the First World War. He was wounded at Givenchy on 20 December 1914, & again, on 9 May 1915, in the attack on Aubers Ridge.

His medals sold at auction in 2016 for £7,000, comprising his Military Cross, G.V.R., the reverse inscribed ‘Capt. G. B. Bosanquet. Gloucestershire Regt.’; 1914 Star (Lieut. G. B. Bosanquet. Glouc. R.); British War & Victory Medals (Bt. Major G. B. Bosanquet); Legion of Honour, 5th Class.

MC (Military Cross): Supplement to London Gazette 23 June 1915, page 6123 (No citation; King's 1915 Birthday Honours).

MD (Mentioned in Despatches): London Gazette 15 June & 22 June 1915.

Legion of Honour, Croix de Chevalier (Knight): Supplement to London Gazette 24 February 1916, page 2067.

He was promoted Brevet Major on 21 April 1916: Supplement to London Gazette 3 June 1916, page 5565.

Died of wounds received.
(Sources: Dix Noonan Webb website - Also, the War Gazettes 1914-1919; DVD-ROM 1.0 published by Naval & Military Press Ltd.)

Born 17 November 1885, at Brom-y-Clos, Llanwarne, Herefordshire, the only son of Admiral Sir Day Hort Bosanquet, GCVO, KCB, Royal Navy (1843-1923; born at Rock, Northumberland) by his wife, Mary (b. about 1856, in Scotland).

On 23 February 1910, married Flora Macdonald Lindsay Stewart (b. about 1885; living at Kingsclear, Camberley, Surrey), at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, Kensington & Chelsea. Flora was the daughter of the late William Lindsay Stewart (Gentleman). Bosanquet gave his address as 32, Thurloe Place, SW. At the time, he was a Lieutenant in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

On 17 August 1916, Probate was granted at London to Flora Bosanquet for an estate valued at £434-17s-8d.

Local Memorial:
Rock, St. Philip & St. James' Church (Source: