Grenfell, William Henry

Born: 
1855
Died: 
1945
Forenames: 
William Henry
Surname: 
Grenfell
Maidenhead local politician, freemason and general bigwig. When FH was feeling particularly depressed over his situation at the Fortnightly Review he went on a holiday to Maidenhead, where Grenfell taught him to punt. Their friendship ended over FH's (anti-British) views of the Boer war.

Grenfell's son, Julian, who was killed in the First World War, wrote a much anthologised poem Into Battle, first published just after he died.

Sources: 
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