Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster

Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster

Duke of Westminster
Born Apr 24, 1910

Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster DSO TD JP DL, was a British soldier, landowner, businessman and politician. In the 1970s he was the richest man in Britain. He was born ‘’’Robert Grosvenor’’’ in 1910. His father, Lord Hugh Grosvenor, was the sixth son and tenth child of the first Duke of Westminster by his second wife, the Hon. Katherine Cavendish. His mother, Lady Mabel Crichton, was the daughter of the 4th Lord Erne.… Read More

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1910 Birth Born on April 24, 1910.


1946 36 Years Old On 3 December 1946, he married his second cousin, Hon. … Read More
1947 37 Years Old On 1 May 1947, he transferred to the reformed City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) and was promoted from his pre-war substantive rank of second lieutenant to major with seniority from 24 April 1944. … Read More
1949 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He transferred to the North Irish Horse on 1 May 1949.


1953 43 Years Old He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 15 February 1953.
1954 44 Years Old He was awarded a clasp to his Efficiency Decoration on 26 October 1954.
1955 45 Years Old In the 1955 general election, he was elected to Parliament as member for Fermanagh & South Tyrone.
1956 46 Years Old On 14 February 1956, he moved from the Active List to the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers.
1959 49 Years Old Re-elected in 1959, he retired in 1964, he was succeeded by his cousin, the Marquess of Hamilton. … Read More


1960 50 Years Old He resigned his commission on 15 April 1960 and was permitted to retain the rank of lieutenant colonel. … Read More
1967 57 Years Old Upon his brother's death in 1967, Robert became 5th Duke of Westminster. … Read More


1979 69 Years Old He died at Ely Lodge in Enniskillen in on 19 February 1979 and was buried in the churchyard of Eccleston Church near Eaton Hall, Cheshire.
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