Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all William of Gloucesters in:
 • Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore
 • Windsor
 • Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
 • Berkshire
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Prince William of Gloucester
Birth: Dec. 18, 1941
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
Death: Aug. 28, 1972
Halfpenny Green
South Staffordshire Borough
Staffordshire, England

British Royalty. Born William Henry Andrew Frederick Windsor, Prince of Gloucester, the eldest son of Henry William Frederick Albert Widsor, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott. In 1947, he served as a pageboy in the then Princess Elizabeth's wedding to Prince Philip. He attended Wellesley House Preparatory School, Eton, and Cambridge in addition to post graduate study at Stanford University in California. He joined the Foreign Office in 1965 and was posted to Lagos, Nigeria as the third secretary to the British High Commission. In 1968, he was transferred to Tokyo, Japan as second secretary in the British Embassy. In 1970, he retired from the service in order to run the family estates as aide to his ailing father. In 1972, as a licensed pilot, he took part in an air race at Half Penny Green Airfield near Wolverhampton. His yellow and white Piper Cherokee Arrow, banked sharply right after take off, clipped a tree, and plunged to the ground in flames. Prince William and his co-pilot, Vyrell Mitchell, were trapped in the wreckage. The fire's intense heat foiled all rescue attempts. He was only the second member of the royal family to die in an air crash. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Henry William Frederick Albert Windsor (1900 - 1974)
   Alice (1901 - 2004)
Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: Behind Frogmore Mausoleum
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12388
Prince William of Gloucester
Added by: Rene'e
Prince William of Gloucester
Added by: MC
Prince William of Gloucester
Added by: Connie Nisinger
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Collins Crapo
 Added: Feb. 26, 2017

- Lღve Fღrever
 Added: Feb. 9, 2017

- Lღve Fღrever
 Added: Feb. 3, 2017
There are 190 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 67 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service