Lieutenant Edouard MAJOLIER
5th Yorkshire Regiment
Date of birth: 12 May 1888
Date of death: 26 November 1918
Died of an illness contracted while on active service aged 30
Edouard was the elder son of Edouard Majolier, of Huguenot descent, and his wife, Suzanne. Edouard Senior was a Corn Broker and Factor. The family lived at 20 Bramham Gardens, Earls Court and had two sons and four daughters.
Edouard was educated at Eton and came up to Christ Church in 1907. The following year, in which his father died, he rowed in the College Eight in the Grand Challenge Cup. In 1910, he was in the University Eight which won the Boat Race. His weight was 13 stone and half a pound.
In 1911, he was living at 20 Bramham Gardens and described as a Cornbroker’s Clerk. At the outbreak of war, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the 5th Yorkshire Regiment.
In the spring of 1916, he married Geraldine Briggs at Atcham. They had two daughters, Chloe born in 1917 and Peggy born in the summer of 1918.
Edouard died at his residence, 131 Victoria Street, London of an illness contracted whilst on active service.
Probate was granted to a chartered accountant. He left £16,100-0s-1d.
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