The Hon Arthur Victor Agar-Robartes MC

Arthur Victor Agar-Robartes, born 9 Jun 1887, was machine-gun officer of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, first appearing on their list of officers in Dec 1915 as a 2nd Lieut. He was born on 9 Jun 1887. He reached the rank of major and was awarded the MC. He was wounded three times: 8 Oct 1915, 14 Sep 1916 and 23 Mar 1918. His brother Thomas was an officer in the Coldstream Guards and was killed at Loos while rescuing a comrade under fire on 30 Sep 1915, being recommended for the VC. He also had a younger brother, Alexander George in the 3rd battalion Grenadiers.

The brothers were the sons of Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden of Gowran and Mary Dickenson. Arthur was educated at Eton and at Brasenose College, Oxford. He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Clifden of Gowran, co. Kilkenny on 15 July 1966. His first marriage was to Patience Mary Basset on 17 Nov 1920. He and Patience were divorced in 1945 and then he married an American widow, Margaret Thursby on 29 Jan 1948. He died on 22 December 1974 at age 87. The photo was taken on 10 July 1920.

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