Edward Charles FitzClarence, 6th Earl of Munster, Irish Guards

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    Personal Number:
    Name: Edward Charles FitzClarence, 6th Earl of MUNSTER
    Unit: Irish Guards

    London Gazette : 1 August 1918
    The undermentioned, from Officer Cadet Units, to be 2nd Lts.
    31st July 1918:—
    I. Gds.—
    Edward Charles FitzClarence.

    London Gazette : 29 June 1956
    The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to sanction tine following Promotions in, and Appointments to, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem:
    As Serving Brothers.
    Captain Edward Charles FitzClarence.
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    His son:
    Anthony Charles FitzClarence, 7th Earl of Munster
    Anthony FitzClarence, 7th Earl of Munster - Wikipedia - "He was intensely patriotic, and in 1942, aged 16, he volunteered for the Royal Navy, serving for the remainder of the war as a rating on the carrier HMS Illustrious. He was wounded in action, and went on Illustrious to the Mediterranean Sea and the Far East. His fluent French was put to practical use in Ceylon when, with some French sailors, he negotiated for his shipmates a substantial exchange of "pusser's rum" for claret. He left the Navy for reasons of ill health in 1947, but afterwards enjoyed sailing."

    His second cousin:

    All 3 Earls served in WW2.
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    His father was awarded VC whilst serving at Mafeking with Royal Fusiliers:
    Regiment & Unit: General Staff, Cdg. 1st Guards Brigade
    Secondary Unit & Regiment: Irish Guards
    Date of Death: Died 12 November 1914
    Age 49 years old
    Buried or commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
    Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
    Location: Belgium
    Additional Info:
    Husband of Mrs. V. FitzClarence, of 12, Lowndes St., Belgrave Square, London. At "the most critical moment" of the Battles of Ypres, 1914 (on the 31st October), he directed the counter-attack of the 2nd Worcesters which recaptured Gheluvelt.
    Awards: Victoria Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
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    The Bystander 11th October 1939

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