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ยป Musgrave Cazenove Wroughton
 
 

Musgrave Cazenove Wroughton

MC Wroughton2nd Lieutenant Musgrave Cazenove WROUGHTON
Northamptonshire Yeomanry attd 12th Lancers

Date of birth: 1 October 1892
Date of death: 30 October 1914

Died of wounds received in action aged 22
Buried at Kemnsel Churchyard, Belgium

Musgrave Cazenove was the son of William Musgrave Wroughton, Director of a limited liability company, and Edith Constance Wroughton, daughter of Henry Cazenove of Lilies, Aylesbury.  They had homes at 77 Chester Square, London, and Creaton Lodge, Northamptonshire.

“With the forenames Musgrave Cazenove it is not surprising that “Bob” was the name preferred by young Wroughton“. 

In the 1901 census the 9 year old Bob is living at 30 Chester Square, St George’s Hanover Square, with his parents, two older sisters and 7 servants.

Bob was educated at Harrow, and on leaving school he received a commission in the Northampton Yeomanry.  When he was 20 years old, in 1912, Bob Wroughton accompanied Baden-Powell as his ADC on a world tour in connection with the Boy Scouts‘ movement.  With Noel van Raalte and others he sailed on the SS Arcadian to the USA.  

During school and college vacations Bob was a keen follower of the Pytchley Hounds of which pack his father was master for many years.

After Christ Church, having served four years with the Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Bob transferred to (Special Reserve) 12th Lancers in 1913 and accompanied his Regiment to the front in August 1914.  He saw action at Mons, the Marne and the Aisne.  He was mentioned in Sir John French’s Despatch of 14 January 1913 for gallant and distinguished service in the field.  He died on 30 October 1914 of wounds received in action at 1st Battle of Ypres on 13 October. 

(information from Brownsea Island Camp generally billed as The Worlds First Scout Camp).

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