Michael Algernon Fitzroy

Fitzroy Michael Algernon
This photograph is copied from the Lattimore Memorial on display in All Saints Church, West Haddon (Kevan Brassington fecit)


I was unable to find any reference to Michael Algernon Fitzroy in the 1911 census. The 1901 census shows him living at Foxhill, aged6  with his sister Nancy , aged 7, brothers Robert Oliver, aged 8 and John aged 4.   There were 7 servants in residence.   His parents were living at St George, Hanover Square (at least on the day of the census) where they had eight servants.

He was born on 27/6/1895 the second son of his parents Edward Algernon Fitzroy – see earlier entry – and Muriel Fitzroy. They had married on 19/11/1891.

He was a student of Oriel College, Oxford.

In September 1914 he was commissioned to the Highland Battalion T.A. of the Seaforth Highlanders

He served as a Second Lieutenant with the Seaforths (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany) and was Killed in Action on 15/4/1915, aged 19.  He had earlier been wounded while fighting in the Neuve Chapelle  area of France but volunteered to rejoin active service.

He is buried in the war graves at Nord Pas-de-Calais, France Plot  XVII.C.22




Jim Blakey

4th November, 2016