INDENT Second Lieutenant Francis Henry Grigson, born 1890, Watton, Norfolk, educated Lancing College, Sussex, went to Ceylon, 1910, where he spent four years tea planting and returned to England on the outbreak of the Great War, 1914; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 9th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 1 February, 1915 and proceeded to the Dardanelles, 19 June; 2nd Lieutenant Grigson was killed in action during the assault by the Gurkhas supported by the Warwicks and the South Lancs on the crest line of the summit of Hill Q, Sari Bair Heights, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915. One of his officers wrote (Oct. 1): "I made your brother Regimental Transport Officer whilst at Helles, and he was invaluable in managing the pack mules (often under fire) and getting up our water, rations, etc."; and another (Capt. Agar): "The circumstances of his death were given me by another of my subalterns who had charge of the company after I was 'knocked out.' They had been ordered to advance up a hill, which could only be done in single file; the subaltern in charge led the way, when they suddenly came under a heavy fire from machine guns which made further progress impossible. The subaltern in charge ordered the company down the hill under cover, and whilst doing so was himself badly wounded and left behind. When the men had got back under cover, your brother and the wounded officer's servant crawled up again and tried to bring him in; they bandaged him up as best they could, when your brother was hit and instantly killed. There is no doubt that if he had not been killed he would have been rewarded for his gallant action."
Grigson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Cape Helles