Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameBrig General Edward Aickin William Stewart GROVE CB, CBE, 12861
Birth1852, Cardiganshire
FatherCaptain Edward GROVE , 12862
Birth1840, Kettlethorpe
Death1925, Knighton
FatherRev George James ATKINSON , 149 (1811-1873)
MotherAnna Maria MASSINGBERD , 2777 (1821-1903)
Notes for Brig General Edward Aickin William Stewart GROVE CB, CBE
Of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, originally of the Royal Cheshire Militia. Became a Major in 1882. CB 1919. Fought in the Boer War. And was officer commanding section of the route at the Royal Jubilee, the Coronation of King Edward and the Royal visit to India 1897-1902.

From the Open University site:

“Edward VII was crowned in August 1902, some months after the death of his mother Queen Victoria, and about two weeks after he had suffered from appendicitis, which was, unusually for the era, operated upon successfully. He assumed the title, among others, of Emperor of India. The death of Victoria had been ‘profoundly mourned’ in India and was marked by the building of the Victoria Memorial Hall in Calcutta (Gilmour, p. 234). Edward had visited India as Prince of Wales from November 1875 to March 1876, including a brief trip to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He had been welcomed warmly, and ‘succeeded in winning the affection of the common people of India, as well as the respect and admiration of India’s princes and nobles’ (Magnus, p. 183).

Indian princes who attended the coronation in London included the Maharaja of Jaipur and the Maharaja of Bikanir, both of whom visited the Viceroy Curzon’s ancestral home Kedleston during their time in England. Receptions for Indian princes were overseen by Sir William Curzon Wyllie (no relation to the Viceroy), the political aide-de-camp to the Secretary of State for India.

The celebrations in India, known as the Delhi Durbar or the Imperial Durbar, took place from 29 December 1902 to 10 January 1903, and were attended by the Duke of Connaught, King Edward’s brother. The programme of events lasted a fortnight and were on a scale never before attempted. The Viceroy’s own camp included nearly 3,000 people, and accommodation for the whole event was provided for about 150,000 attendees. On 29 December the Curzons and Connaughts arrived in Delhi by train. They then took part in a state procession through the centre of Delhi and out to the Durbar site by elephant. On New Year’s Day the main ceremony took place, attended by over 300 veterans of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, most of them Indians who had fought on the British side. The Central Camp of the Durbar was about one mile from monument to the Rebellion.”

From Wiokipedia

Born on 4 April 1852, Edward Grove was educated at Bedford School. He received his first commission as a second lieutenant in the British Army in 1872, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 12 November 1873. He served in the First Boer War, in 1881, was promoted to the rank of captain in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment on 13 April 1881, and received the brevet rank of major on 18 November 1882. He served during the Nile Expedition, between 1884 and 1885, and was promoted to the substantive rank of major on 19 January 1886. He served during the Anglo-Egyptian War, in 1892, and fought at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir. On 27 May 1896 he was appointed in command of the 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, and promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He commanded the battalion during the Second Boer War, arriving in South Africa with 1030 officers and men of the regiment on the SS Bavarian in April 1900. The battalion was part of the 17th Brigade, 8th Division, and stayed there until after the end of the war in 1902. During his stay in South Africa he was promoted to the rank of colonel on 19 August 1900.[2] He was appointed Brigadier General commanding the 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, between 1905 and 1909. He served during the First World War, and was Commander of the 7th District between 1916 and 1918.[3]

Brigadier General Edward Grove was invested as a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1900, and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1919. He died in Brighton, Sussex, on 14 October 1932, aged 80.
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