KILLED IN ACTION
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
4th November, 2016