Egerton, John Frederick

Born in Cephisia, Greece, the only son of the Right Hon. Sir Edwin Egerton, formerly British Ambassador at Rome and Lady Egerton (the former Princess Olga Lobanow de Rostoff) and half-brother of Nicholas Katkoff (H 1906-1908). He shot in Wimbledon VIII in 1913 and 1914, and in the latter year matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford.

After one term there he obtained a commission in the 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifles and served for a time on the Personal Staff, but at his own request was permitted to return to his battalion. He died, aged 19, at Douellens on April 3rd 1916 on the eve of a recall from France to take up special duties in Russia. His grave is II.A.2 in Douellens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1. He is commemorated in a window at St Michael and All Angels Church, Cheriton, Hampshire, commissioned by his aunt, Mary Egerton, who lived in Cheriton. The window also commemorates her three other nephews killed in the War. The faces of the figures are likenesses of the four.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Egerton
  • Forenames or initials: John Frederick
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1909-1914
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Date of Birth: 29th July 1896
  • Date of Death: 3rd April 1916
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Douellens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1. : Grave II.A.2