Frederick Charles Edward Cambridge

Memorial: Badminton Memorial Hall - Hayes Lane

Regiment: Coldstream Guards

Medals: General Service Medal

Rank and number: Captain

Parents: Lt.-Col. Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus Cambridge, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.M.G., 1st Marquess of Cambridge, and the Marchioness of Cambridge

Home address: Badminton House

Date of birth: 24/09/1907

Date of death: 15/05/1940

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried initially in Herent Communal Cemetery he was relocated to Heverlee War Cemetery Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. He is commemorated in St Michael’s and all Angels Church Badminton

Age: 32

Further information:

Born in Vienna as Prince Frederick of Teck and related to the Royal Family of Windsors he was the youngest child with an older brother and 2 older sisters. He was with the British Expeditionary force in the advance into Belgium which followed on the German invasion of the Low Countries on the 10th of May. The 1st Battalion moved to Vilvorde, then on to Leuven, where they had their first engagement with German troops four days later. The following day, during very heavy fighting, Lord Cambridge was killed, the first officer of the Coldstream Guards to fall. He was a popular soldier and his loss was felt. He left his estate, which was worth over a million in today’s money, to his sister Mary Constance Duchess of Beaufort.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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