One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

One Name Study of Gronow / Gronnow / Goronwy

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Joseph Henry Gronow Moses

A Great War Military MBE Belgian Order of The Crown Group of 5 awarded to Q.M & Capt. Joseph Henry Gronow Moses, comprising The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, Hallmarked for 1919, in case issued by Garrard & Co; 1914-1915 Star (2871 Quater Master Sgt Joseph Henry Gronow Moses. York Dns.); 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals (Q.M. & Capt. J.H.G.Moses); Belgium, Order of the Crown, Knight’s Breast Badge, with silver palm.

M.B.E. London Gazette, 12 December 1919
Belgium - Order of The Crown London Gazette, 21 October 1919.

Pte. Henry Gronow Moses was born on 9 September 1877 in Manchester. His Great War Attestation papers state previous service with the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons. He was embodied in the rank of Corporal with the Yorkshire Dragoons 31August 1914; Sergeant 11 October 1914; Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant 29 May 1915; appointed Quartermaster, Honorary Lieutenant 23 September 1915 1/1st Yorkshire Dragoons. He landed in France on 1 August 1915; Demobilised 15 July 1919, rejoined 1921.

On the 4th September 1906 at St. Peter's Church, a district church for part of the township of Hale, Cheshire he married Marion Hudson the dau.of John Schofield Hudson. Marion died on the 19th December 1928 at 67 Aireville Road, Frizinghall, Bradford. Her Administration was made on the 17th May 1929.

In 1939 Joseph was living at 12 Rydal Avenue , Bradford C.B., Yorkshire (West Riding), England, a Railway Clerk.

Joseph Henry Moses Gronow died 31st January 1962 at 29 Marlborough Avenue, Kingston-upon-Hull, his Will was prroved in York on the 6th April that year.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Recently Acquired Certificates


Muriel Gronow December Qtr. 1911 Newcastle T. Vol.10b page 68.

John S. Gronow June Qtr. 1920 Elham Vol.2a page 2549.

Ronald Gronow March Qtr. 1928 Bournemouth Vol.2b page 1036.


Henry Gronou September Qtr. 1857 St. George Hanover Sq. Vol.1a page 155.