Ernest Grove was the son of Ernest and Caroline Grove of The Cedars, Halesowen. This was probably the family who owned the button factory in Halesowen. He was educated at Halesowen C of E school and Halesowen Grammar School. He was commissioned to the King's (Liverpool) Regiment and joined the 2/7th Battalion, probably in mid-1917. The battalion were engaged in the later phases of Third Ypres and notably the second battle of Passchendaele in October. They remained in the salient and during what must have been a minor action or as a result of enemy shelling Second Lieutenant Ernest Grove was killed in action on the 10th February 1918 and is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery (XIV J 3). He was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Halesowen, The Earls School and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.
Halesowen Grammar School - Earls High School
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