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LT Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg
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LT Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg

Birth
Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death 27 Oct 1914 (aged 23)
Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Cenotaph Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Plot 76 B Grave 4
Memorial ID 6137142 · View Source
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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.

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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6137142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LT Maurice Victor Donald von Battenberg (3 Oct 1891–27 Oct 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6137142, citing Royal Burial Ground, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .