Capt Robert Michael Grazebrook OBE, M.C. , 1st Gloucestershire Regt

1893 Jul. Born Stourbridge

1901 census living at The Dene, Pedmore, Worcs

1911 census living at The Dene, Pedmore ,Stourbridge

Attended Shrewsbury School. Awarded GV Coronation medal as the best cadet at Shrewsbury School OTC, attended the Coronation Parade.

1913 Commissioned 1913 1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regt

1914 Aug 14. Landed in France

Severely wounded in France 1914. Joined 2nd Bn 1915

1916 Jan 11. Gazetted MC " For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went forward after a successful attack to reconnoitre and adjust the new line in full view of the enemy and under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He showed marked ability in carrying out this work, and obtained valuable information which enabled dispositions to be made to ensure the line against immediate counter-attacks."

Severely wounded again. Instructor at Officers School.

1917 Aug 17 Glouc. Reg.—The undermentioned Lts. relinquish the temp, rank of Capt.: — R. M. Grazebrook, M.C.

1919 Aug 15. G.S.O., 3rd Grade. Lt. (temp. Capt.) R. M. Grazebrook, M.C., Glouc. R. Rejoined 1st Bn in Ireland 1919.

Gloucestershire's Intelligence Officer in Cork

1923 Jan 1 Gazetted OBE to Captain Robert Michael Grazebrook, M.C., The Gloucestershire Regiment

1931 Jul 2. Gloster R.—Capt. R. M. Grazebrook, O.B.E., M.C., to be Maj.

1933 Married in Surrey to Amy R Biddlecombe

1934 Rosemary A Grazebrook born Surrey

1935. Posted to 2nd Bn in India. CO Depot 1935.

1936 Dec 25. Gloster. R.— Maj. R. M. Grazebrook, O.B.E., M.C., to be India

1939 Nov The 1st Battalion arrived in Burma from India in November 1938, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel R.M. Grazebrook, OBE, MC

1939 Dec 28. Gloster R. Lt.-Col. R. M. Grazebrook, O.B.E., M.C., on completion of period of serv. in command, is placed on the h.p. list.

1939 Dec 28. Lt.-Col. R. M. Grazebrook, O.B.E., M.C. (late Gloster R.) h.p. list is restd .to full pay whilst spec, empld.

1940 Returned to UK . Raised and commanded 15th Bn Royal Fusiliers at Dover.

1941 Jul 17. Lt -Col R M Grazebrook, O B E , M C (8053), Empld List (late Gloster R), is placed on the h p list on account of illhealth

Local Defence Advisor to RAF Stations 1941-44.

1945 Jan 9. Gloster R. Lt.-Col. R. M. Grazebrook, O.B.E., M.C. (8053) retires on ret. pay. Retired 1944 due to increasing deafness.

1948 Jul 29. Gloster R. Lt -Col R M. Grazebrook, O B E , M C (8053), having exceeded the age limit of liability to recall, ceases to belong to the Res of Offrs

1951 Jun 28. Gloster R. Lt.-Col. Robert Michael Grazebrook , O.B.E., M.C. (8053), is appointed Hon. Col. of a T.A. unit, 5th Battalion, vice Col. Noel Huxley Waller M.C., T.D. (23376), tenure expired.

1956 His tenure as Hon Colonel expires

1965 Jan 29. Died Cheltenham

Buried at Swindon village church, Cheltenham.

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