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Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg
Birth: Oct. 3, 1891
Crathie
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Oct. 27, 1914
Ypres (Ieper)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium

British Royalty. Born at Balmoral Castle, Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the fourth and youngest child of Henry Maurice Prinz von Battenberg and Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore Saxe-Cobburg and Gotha, Princess of the United Kingdom. He was the youngest grandchild of Queen Victoria. He was styled His Serene Highness Prince Maurice of Battenberg. He attended Wellington College which had been founded by Queen Victoria and the Earl of Derby in 1859. Despite suffering from the family affliction of hemophilia, he volunteered for the King's Royal Rifle Corps and served in France during the First World War. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order. At the First Battle of Ypres in 1914, the first battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps crossed from Zonnebeke to Broodseinde to stop the German infantry on the Keiberg. Prince Maurice was a lieutenant commanding the second division of the battalion. As soon all the troops had crossed, the enemy opened fire from their position on the Keiberg. The Prince was mortally wounded by shrapnel and died on the field before his men could take him to safety. At Princess Beatrice's request, he was buried among his men in the Ypres Town Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery. A monument dedicated to his memory was erected at the Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore in 1917. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Henry Prince of Battenberg (1858 - 1896)
  Beatrice Saxe-Coburg (1857 - 1944)
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Albert Mountbatten (1886 - 1960)*
   Victoria Ena of Battenberg (1887 - 1969)*
  Leopold Arthur Louis Mountbatten (1889 - 1922)*
  Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg (1891 - 1914)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore *
Windsor
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: 76 B Grave 4
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6137142
Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg
Added by: Iola
 
Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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