b. 01/09/1875 Stoke Damerell, Plymouth, Devon. d. 03/01/1962 Sunningdale, Berkshire.
Grogan was 42 years old, and a temporary Brigadier General in the Worcestershire Regiment, British Army, Commander 23rd Infantry Brigade during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 27 May 1918, at the River Aisne, France, Brigadier General Grogan was in command of the remnants of the infantry of a division and attached troops. His utter disregard for personal safety combined with sound practical ability helped to stay the onward thrust of the enemy. He rode up and down the front line encouraging his troops under artillery, trench mortar, rifle and machine-gun fire and when one horse was shot under him, he continued encouraging his men on foot until another horse was brought. As a result of his actions the line held.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: LORD ASHCROFT GALLERY, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON.
BURIAL PLACE: WOKING CREMATORIUM, WOKING, SURREY. ASHES SCATTERED
George Grogan's medals at the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Imperial War Museum, London. (December 2014).
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Worcestershire Regiment Museum
Haileybury College (Paul Deeprose)