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  1. Grosvenor was the commander of C Squadron, 1st Life Guards, and was killed in action, aged thirty, during World War I. [1] Lord Hugh's unit deployed at Zandvoorde and participated in the First Battle of Ypres. In an exposed position for six days they held the shallow trench in front of Zandvoorde on the forward slope.

  2. Lord Hugo Guillermo Grosvenor ( 6 de abril de 1884 - 30 de octubre de 1914 ), quien se casó con Lady Mabel Florencia, la hija de John Crichton, cuarto conde Erne,y padre de Gerardo Grosvenor, 4.º duque de Westminster y Robert Grosvenor, 5.º duque de Westminster. Lo mataron en la Primera Guerra Mundial.

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    • Nickname "Bend'Or"
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    Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, GCVO, DSO was a British landowner and one of the wealthiest men in the world. He was the son of Victor Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, son of the 1st Duke of Westminster, and Lady Sibell Lumley, the daughter of the 9th Earl of Scarborough.

    From his childhood and during his adult life he was known within family circles as "Bendor", which was also the name of the racehorse Bend Or owned by his grandfather the first Duke, which won The Derby in 1880, the year following his grandson's birth. The name is a jovial reference to the ancient lost armorials of the family: Azure, a bend or, whi...

    His ancestral country estate in Cheshire, the 54-bedroom Eaton Hall, consisted of 11,000 acres of parkland, gardens and stables. The main residence had its walls hung with master works, paintings by Goya, Rubens, Raphael, Rembrandt, Hals, and Velázquez. An avid participant in the hunting life, the Duke owned lodges reserved for the sport in Scotlan...

    Like many of his social class who were born to lives of privilege, the Duke was often occupied in the pursuit of pleasure. He was described as "a pure Victorian who had eyes for his shotgun, his hunters, his dogs … a man who enjoyed hiding diamonds under the pillow of his mistresses …" He was also prompt to seek military service when war broke out,...

    Lord Grosvenor had taken a commission with the Royal Horse Guards and was in South Africa serving in the Second Boer War, when in December 1899 he succeeded his grandfather. After a brief visit back home, he returned in February 1900 to serve with the Imperial Yeomanry, as an ADC to Lord Roberts and Lord Milner. Arriving in Cape Town, he was report...

    In 1925, he was introduced to Gabrielle Chanel after a party in Monte Carlo and pursued her. He was as extravagant with her as he was with all of his lovers. He purchased a home for Chanel in London's prestigious Mayfair district, and in 1927 gave her a parcel of land on the French Riviera at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin where Chanel built her villa, La P...

  3. Hugh Lupus Grosvenor was the second and eldest surviving son of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminsterand Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, the younger daughter of George Leveson-Gower, the 2nd Marquess of Stafford and later the 1st Duke of Sutherland.[2] He was educated at Eton Collegeand, until 1847, at Balliol College, Oxford.[1]

  4. 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. 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. He married ...

  5. › lord_hugh_grosvenorLord Hugh Grosvenor

    Hijos de Lord y Lady Hugh Grosvenor: Gerald Hugh Grosvenor (1907–1967), más tarde cuarto duque de Westminster ; Robert George Grosvenor (1910–1979), más tarde quinto duque de Westminster ; Polo . Fue uno de varios jugadores de polo británicos que murieron en la Primera Guerra Mundial.