Date of birth: 3 March 1889
Date of death: 1 September 1916
Died of wounds received in action aged 26
Buried Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension Plot VIII E 3
Edward Brassey was born in London, the eldest son of Charles Augustus and Lady Maybelle Egerton.
He was educated at Eton and came up to Oxford in the Hilary Term of 1907.
After going down in 1909, he joined the 17th Lancers, served in India, and appears to have been with them in attendance at the Coronation Durbar.
After the death of his father in 1912, he inherited Mountfield Court, Robertsbridge. Sussex and married Lady Eleanor Rachel Butler, daughter of the 4th Marquess of Ormonde, on 17 August 1915.
He arrived in France in November 1914 as a Lieutenant, and was later promoted to Captain. He died from wounds received in action in Arras. He is commemorated in All Saints Church, Mountfield.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDWARD BRASSEY EGERTON OF MOUNTFIELD COURT. CAPTAIN 17TH LANCERS. ELDEST SON OF CHARLES AND MAYBELLE EGERTON BORN 3RD MARCH 1889 HE MARRIED 17TH AUGUST 1915 ELEANOR RACHEL BUTLER. HE DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE 1ST SEPTEMBER, 1916 "A GOOD LIFE HATH BUT A FEW DAYS BUT A GOOD NAME ENDURETH FOREVER”
His Estate amounted to £44,096 2s 6d. Probate granted to Arthur Watkin Williams Wynn.
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