De Gruchy family members who served in World War 1

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Gruchy/de Gruchy family members who served in the Great War


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Captain Frank Le Maistre Gruchy, killed in action in 1914


Eight members of the family lost their lives while serving in the armed forces and a further 62 saw active service in World War 1.

The dates shown are often birth or baptism dates from our database, not necessarily those shown on service records, and parishes shown are parish of birth, where known, not the parish in which individuals were living when they joined up.

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc



Sons of Charles Gruchy and Mary Ann, nee Hicks



  • Adolphus de Gruchy (1866- ) Mercantile Marine
  • Albert George de Gruchy (1899- ) (Tr), son of Charles and Mary, Aircraft Mechanic RAF, ex-RMIJ
  • Alfred Charles de Gruchy (1873- ) (Tr) son of Albert and Frances Elizabeth, Private, Canadian Infantry
  • Alfred Charles de Gruchy (1895-2000) (St H) son of Alfred and Ada, L-Cpl, Canadian Infantry; lived in Montreal and served in Black Watch regiment. His son Francis was shot down over the Mediterranean in a Canadian bomber on 24 December 1942
  • Arthur Albert de Gruchy (1879- ) (St H) son of David Philip and Emma Margaret Blampied, Stoker RN, HMS Furious
  • Arthur John de Gruchy (1900- ) (St J) son of Arthur John and Alice Le Feuvre, RFC, Private RAF
  • Aubin Ewald de Gruchy (1889- ) (S Africa), son of Frederick Abram de Gruchy (Tr) and Mary Irish, Captain, Royal Flying Corps, [later RAF]
  • Charles de Gruchy (1895- ) (St S) son of David and Emma, Private, Canadian Infantry, wounded
  • Charles Albert de Gruchy (1881- ) (St O) possibly son of John and Jane, Sapper RE, ex-RMIJ
  • Charles William de Gruchy (1895- ) (St H) son of Charles George Mourant and Eliza Levinia Pirouet, Mercantile Marine
  • Clarence Charles de Gruchy (1890- ) (Tr) son of John and Elizabeth, Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • David Philip de Gruchy (1873- ) (St H) son of David Philip and Emma Margaret Blampied, Private, Royal Defence Corps
  • Edward Charles de Gruchy (1885- ) (St S) son of David Philip and Emma, Private, Canadian Labour Corps
  • Edward Francis Renouf de Gruchy (1878- ) (St H) son of Edward and Louisa, husband of Emmeline Louisa, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Francis Arthur Labey de Gruchy (1883- ) (St P) son of Francois and Clara Elizabeth, nee Labey, OV, acting Lieut-Col, (Mesopotamia campaign), Russell`s Light Infantry, Indian Army
  • Francis Philip de Gruchy MM (1885- ) (St J) son of John and Mary Godfrey, ex-RMIJ, Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Frank de Gruchy (St H), driver, Royal Horse Artillery
  • Frederick de Quetteville de Gruchy (1886-1960), O.B.E., son of Frederick Abram de Gruchy, above, and Mary Irish and brother of Aubin Ewald, Hon. Lieutenant, Royal Marines
  • George de Gruchy (1855- ) (St H) son of John and Sophie Le Feuvre, Mercantile Marine
  • George Winter de Gruchy (1881- ) (St H) son of Charles and Mary Ann Mourant, Private, RAOC
  • Gordon Arthur de Gruchy (1887- ) (St Mtn) son of Charles and Sara Ann, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Harold William de Gruchy (1892- ) (St H) son of Abraham Peter and Emily Mary Pugsley, Captain, South Africa Defence Regiment
  • Henry Eustace Bligh de Gruchy, M.C. (1897-1981), son of Henry de Gruchy and Harriet, née Monck, Lieutenant (later Captain), King`s Shropshire Light Infantry. "Gunshot wound to throat, bullet", (21/3/1918). Military Cross, (2/7/1918): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his company in an attack after the company commander had been killed, led it through severe machine gun fire with great skill and captured the final objective"
  • John Edgar de Gruchy (1888- ) (St H) son of Francis William and Jane Emma Gallichan, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • John Thomas de Gruchy (1892- ) (St S) son of Frederick and Ann Susan, Private RAOC
  • John William Wallace de Gruchy (1879- ) (Tr) son of John Philippe and Mary Ann Cabot, Private, RJGB
  • Louise Hilda de Gruchy (1878-1964) (St H) daughter of Philippe Henry de Gruchy and Emma Elizabeth Le Quesne; as "de Grouchy": Sister, British Red Cross, (1914); Sister, Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, (1915-19)
  • Margaret [Annie Violet Mary] de Gruchy (1888-1970) (E) Acting Sister, Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, (1917-18)
  • Mark Mattingly de Gruchy MM, (1894- ) (St H) son of Philip and Louisa Huelin, Private, Hampshire Regiment, wounded
  • Oliver John de Gruchy (1897- ) (St My) son of Philip and Clara, ex-RMIJ, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Percival de Gruchy (1885- ) (St H) son of Walter Thomas and Annie Mary Hallman, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Percy Charles John de Gruchy, O.B.E., T.D. (1880-1953) (St H) son of Charles de Gruchy and Anna Le Boutillier, Lieutenant, (later Major), Canadian Army
  • Percy John de Gruchy (1899- ) (St Mt) son of Charles and Francois Hult , Driver, RASC
  • Philip Buesnel de Gruchy (1885- ) (St H) son of Edward and Louisa Buesnel, Private, Royal Fusiliers
  • Philip Cuthbert de Gruchy (1892- ) (St H), Private, Canadian Army Medical Corps, gassed
  • Philip George de Gruchy, (Tr) son of late George Philippe de Gruchy and Mary Ann Matilda Richardson of Le Câtel, Rozel, Trinity, 1st Officer, Mercantile Marine, ss Clan Macgillivray
  • Philip John de Gruchy (1890- ) (St My) son of Philip John and Mary Ann, Private RASC
  • Philip Laurens de Gruchy (1899- ) (St J) son of Philip Renouf and Eliza Jane Laurens, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, wounded
  • Philip S de Gruchy (St H) Private, Hampshire Regiment, wounded
  • Philip Theophilus de Gruchy (1879- ) (St H) son of Philippe John de Quetteville de Gruchy and Matilda Jane Le Masurier, husband of Adele Traisnel, Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Ralph de Gruchy (1898- ) (Tr) son of Philip and Louisa, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Richmond Percival de Gruchy (1888- ) (St Mt) son of Charles and Sarah, Mercantile Marine
  • Rodney de Gruchy (1900- ) (St H) son of Philip and Louisa, Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
  • Sidney de Gruchy (1884- ) (St H) son of Henry and Eliza, Private, Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Thomas de Gruchy (1887- ) (St J) son of John and Mary Godfray, driver, Royal Field Artillery
  • Thomas John de Gruchy (1892- ) (E) son of Thomas John and Elizabeth A. Jeune, OV, Paymaster Lieutenant RNR, HMS Revenge
  • Walter John de Gruchy (St L) Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • William Arthur de Gruchy (1877-1937) (Aus) son of William Bateman de Gruchy of "St Helier", Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Emma Thornton Read; Lieutenant, R.F.A. (1914), then Captain, R.A.O.C., (1916)
  • William Charles de Gruchy (1880- ) (St J) son of John and Mary Godfray, husband of Clara Maud, Private, Machine Gun Corps
  • William Philip de Gruchy MM (St H), Private, Hampshire Regiment, wounded, son of Alfred de Gruchy of St Clement and Lizzie, née Hodge


  • Alfred James Gruchy (1882- ) (St P) son of Francois and Marie Frances, Carpenter RN, HMS Minataur
  • Bernard Gruchy (1889- ) (St H) Officer's Steward RN
  • Eric Llewellyn Gruchy (1899- ) (Gr) son of Charles and Elizabeth, OV, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Ernest Romeril Gruchy (1893- ) (St My) son of John and Anna, Gunner, RGA
  • George Langton Gruchy (1889- ) (St S) son of Peter and Mary Ann, Private, Royal Fusiliers, wounded
  • George Le Maistre Gruchy (1870- ) (St S), son of Marie Anne, Major, RMIJ
  • Gerald Ivor Gruchy (1897- ) (Gr) son of Charles and Elizabeth, OV, Corporal, RJGB
  • Guy Henry Gruchy (1888- ) (St S) son of Peter and Mary Ann, Private, Devonshire Regiment
  • John George Gruchy (1898- ) (St S) son of Walker George and Mary, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Philip Henry Gruchy (1893- ) (St H) son of Philip Henry and Laura Jane Hacquoil, Private, Somerset Light Infantry
  • Philip Wilfred Gruchy (St S), Private, Wiltshire Regiment
  • Sidney Victor Gruchy (1886- ) (Lon) son of Alfred T Gruchy, Aircraft Mechanic RAF
  • Stanley Gruchy (1894- ) (St H) son of Walter and Mary Ann, Private, RASC
  • Thomas Gruchy (1887- ) (St J) son of John and Mary Godfray, Able Seaman RN, HMS Dido
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