Sir Archibald Grenfell Price CMG FRGS was an Australian geographer and educationist. Price was born at North Adelaide and was the only surviving son of Henry Archibald Price and businessman, his wife Elizabeth Jane, née Harris, he was educated at North Adelaide and the St Peter's College, Adelaide. After failing the entrance examination for the University of Adelaide, he managed to get into Magdalen College, from which he graduated a B. A. in 1914, Dip. Ed. in 1915 and M. A. in 1919. He represented Magdalen in cricket, hockey and rowing. Back in Adelaide, Price coached the athletic team of St. Peter's College from 1916 to 1924. On 20 January 1917 he married daughter of an Adelaide solicitor, he was elected in 1921 a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1925 he was appointed founding master of St. Mark's College, University of Adelaide, a post he held until 1957. In 1933 he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to education. In May 1941 Price won a by-election for the seat of Boothby in the Australian House of Representatives and held the seat until the 1943 election.
In 1973 became an honorary member of the American Geographical Society. He died in North Adelaide, his elder son Charles became a noted demographer at the Australian National University. A Causal Geography of the World South Australians and their Environment The Foundation and Settlement of South Australia 1829-1845 Founders & Pioneers of South Australia The World: a General Geography The History and Problems of the Northern Territory The Centenary History of South Australia White Settlers in the Tropics The First Hundred Years What of our Aborigines? Australia Comes of Age White Settlers and Native Peoples Northern Australia: Task for a Nation The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific The Winning of Australian Antarctica The Western Invasions of the Pacific and its Continents The Importance of Disease in History The Challenge of New Guinea A History of St Mark's College The Skies Remember Island Continent A. Grenfell Price interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection, National Library of Australia sound recording
Julian Henry Francis Grenfell DSO was a British soldier and poet of World War I. Julian Grenfell was born at 4 St James's Square, the eldest son of William Grenfell Baron Desborough, Ethel Priscilla Fane, daughter of Julian Fane, he was educated at Eton where he was good friends with Denys Finch Hatton, latterly with Patrick Shaw-Stewart. From Eton he went up to Balliol College, where he bullied Philip Sassoon by cracking a stock whip within inches of his head. Grenfell joined the army in 1910 and was awarded a Distinguished Service Order in 1914. On 13 May 1915 as a Captain in the Royal Dragoons Julian stood talking with other officers, a shell landed a few yards from them, a splinter of the shell hit him in the head, he was taken to a hospital in Boulogne where he died of his wounds 13 days with his mother and sister at his bedside. He was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery; the day after his death, together with news of his death, his most famous poem Into Battle was published for the first time, in The Times.
In a letter from October 1914, Grenfell wrote "I adore war.... It is without the objectivelessness of a picnic. I have never been more well or more happy.... It just suits stolid nerves and barbaric disposition; the fighting-excitement vitalizes every sight and action. One loves one's fellow man so much more when one is bent on killing him." This contrasts with the work of war poets such as Siegfried Sassoon or Wilfred Owen, but it should be remembered that Grenfell was a professional soldier, and, in any event, many British veterans of the war rejected the idea that Sassoon and Owen spoke for them. Historian Max Hastings says of Grenfell that he was "idolised by his peers for reasons mystifying to posterity."Julian's younger brother Gerald William Grenfell was killed in action on 30 July 1915 within a mile of where Julian had been wounded. On 11 November 1985, Grenfell was among 16 Great War poets commemorated on a slate stone unveiled in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner; the inscription on the stone was written by Wilfred Owen.
It reads: "My subject is War, the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity." 1 January 1915 - Lieutenant The Honourable Julian Henry Francis Grenfell, 1st Dragoons is appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of service with the Expeditionary Force - On 17 November he succeeded in reaching a point behind the enemy's trenches and making an excellent reconnaissance, furnishing early information of a pending attack by the enemy. Notes Bibliography Mosley, Nicholas Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of his Death Profile
William Grenfell, 1st Baron Desborough
William Henry Grenfell, 1st Baron Desborough, was a British athlete, public servant and politician. He sat in the House of Commons first for the Liberal Party and for the Conservatives between 1880 and 1905 when he was raised to the peerage, he was President of the Thames Conservancy Board for thirty-two years. Grenfell was the son of Charles William Grenfell, former MP for Sandwich, Georgiana Lascelles, daughter of William Saunders Lascelles, MP, he was the nephew of Henry Riversdale Grenfell, the banker and politician, the first cousin of Edward Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just. Grenfell was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. Grenfell rowed for Oxford in the Boat Race, in the only dead heat race, in 1877, Oxford's win of 1878, he was President of the Oxford University Boat Club in 1879. He won the silver medal for fencing in the event of team épée at the 1906 Intercalated Games, having been the first person to carry the flag for Great Britain in the parade of nations. In 1908, he was president of the Olympic games held in London.
He served as the president of the Oxford University Boat Club, the Athletic Club and of the Bartitsu Club. He enjoyed mountaineering, swimming and big-game hunting, he swam the Niagara rapids twice, climbed the Matterhorn three times, rowed across the English Channel and was amateur punting champion of the Upper Thames. He was President of the Amateur Fencing Association, Marylebone Cricket Club based at Lords, the Lawn Tennis Association based at Wimbledon. A registered tennis players golf tournament survives in his name since 1912 with its top prize being The Desborough Cup. In the 1880 general election, Grenfell was elected the Member of Parliament for Salisbury, he was elected MP for Hereford in 1892. Politically he was a Gladstonian Liberal who resigned in 1893 rather than support Gladstone's Second Irish Home Rule Bill, he returned to the House of Commons in 1900 as a Conservative. In 1905, Grenfell was raised to the peerage as Baron Desborough, of Taplow in the County of Buckinghamshire, a title that combined the defunct hundred of Desborough and the riverside village in which he lived in Buckinghamshire.
During a long career dedicated to public service, he was President of the Thames Conservancy Board from 1904 to 1937, the London Chamber of Commerce, the Royal Agricultural Society, amongst many others. He was High Steward of Maidenhead, the nearest town to his home at Taplow, his good deeds for Maidenhead included the donation of an old chalk pit, converted for use as a park, to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria: this park, Grenfell Park, contains many unusual trees, the seeds of which were collected by Lord Desborough as he travelled the world. He was an active Freemason, he became a steward of Henley Royal Regatta. He was a J. P. for Buckinghamshire and a Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets. He was appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1889. On 3 Jun 1915, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. Desborough was appointed CVO in 1907 and advanced to KCVO in 1908 and GCVO in 1925, he was a Major of the 1st Battalion, Buckinghamshire Rifle Volunteers from February 1900.
In November 1914, he was appointed President of the Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps, a voluntary home defence militia, until it was disbanded in 1920. From 1924 to 1929 he was Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. Between 1919 and 1929 he was chairman of the Pilgrims of Great Britain, he planned and oversaw the construction the Desborough Cut a navigation channel between nearby stretches of the Thames at Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge, opened in 1935. The large island created thereby was named Desborough Island. Desborough had the unfortunate distinction of having an obituary prematurely published on 2 December 1920 by The Times which confused the event with the death of Lord Bessborough – Desborough died 25 years at the age of 89, he was a founder member of Maidenhead Golf Club in Berkshire, formed in 1896. It was the friendship of one local founder member, Dr G E Moore, with Grenfell which got the project off the ground. Grenfell was the Mayor of Maidenhead in 1895 and 1896 and an wealthy and competent businessman who owned more than 10,000 acres of land around the town.
It was that Mr Grenfell offered to lease some of his acreage near to Maidenhead Railway Station, to become Maidenhead Golf Club and remains so well into a second century. Grenfell became one of the earliest 63 members of the club, its first president and agreed to present “a challenge cup for competition”; this was the Grenfell Cup, still in yearly competition. Lord Desborough married Ethel Fane, daughter of Julian Fane and granddaughter of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, in 1887, they had two daughters. His eldest son was the poet Julian Grenfell, killed in action in 1915, his second son, Gerald William Grenfell, was killed about two months after his elder brother. His third son, Ivo George Grenfell, died in 1926 as the result of a car accident; as all his sons predeceased him, the barony became extinct. They lived at Taplow Court where he and his wife hosted gatherings of the elite and aristocratic group, the'Souls', adjacent on the riverside to Cliveden, a grander country estate, but which saw its social heyday after, from 1920 to 1965.
Lady Desborough was a well-known celebrity in her day. Margot Asquith, whose husband would be politically aligned against Desborough, said of her, She tells enough white lies to ice
Francis Octavius Grenfell
Francis Octavius Grenfell, VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was born on 4 September 1880 to Pascoe Du Pré Grenfell, he was one of fifteen children. He had a twin brother, Riversdale Grenfell in the 9th Lancers, killed in action in September 1914, their maternal grandfather was Admiral John Pascoe Grenfell and other relatives included their uncle, Field Marshal Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell. An older brother, Lieutenant Robert Septimus Grenfell, 21st Lancers, was killed in a cavalry charge during the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. Three other brothers, Cecil Grenfell, Howard Maxwell Grenfell and Arthur Morton Grenfell all reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army. A cousin, Lieutenant Claude George Grenfell was killed at Spion Kop during the Boer War and two other cousins Julian Grenfell, the poet, his brother, Gerald William Grenfell, were killed in the First World War. An Etonian who represented his school at cricket, Grenfell joined the army in 1900 and first served in the Second Boer War in the King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Grenfell was 33 years old, a Captain in the 9th Lancers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed during the Action of Elouges took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 24 August 1914 at Audregnies, Captain Grenfell rode with the regiment in a charge against a large body of unbroken German infantry; the casualties were heavy and the captain was left as the senior officer. He was rallying part of the regiment behind a railway embankment when he was twice hit and wounded. In spite of his injuries, when asked for help in saving the guns, by Major Ernest Wright Alexander of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, he and some volunteers, under a hail of bullets, helped to manhandle and push the guns out of range of enemy fire; the citation was gazetted on 16 September 1914 and read: For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August 1914, for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day.
He is buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Regimental Museum of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers housed in Derby Museum and Art Gallery, England. All nine of the Grenfell brothers were accomplished polo players. Francis and his brother, Riversdale Grenfell, were regarded as the best in the family. Francis was rated at an 8-goal handicap; the twin brothers were on the Ranelagh team that won the American Open and on the team Freebooters, alongside Leopold Christian Duncan Jenner and the Duke of Roxburghe, that won the Hurlingham Champion Cup. Buchan, John. Francis and Riversdale Grenfell, A Memoir. T. Nelson and Sons, Ltd. OCLC 563755. Monuments to Courage The Register of the Victoria Cross VCs of the First World War - 1914 Works by or about Francis Octavius Grenfell at Internet Archive "Francis Grenfell: First World War". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 2010-06-14. - Coomb, Arthur Grenfell. "Grenfell Family History". Retrieved 2014-01-01
Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Grenfell Street is a major street in the north-east quarter of the centre of the city of Adelaide, South Australia. The street runs west-east from King William Street to East Terrace. On the other side of King William Street, it continues as Currie Street, its intersection with Pulteney Street is encircled by Hindmarsh Square. Grenfell Street was named after Pascoe St Leger Grenfell, a British businessman and valued member of the South Australian Church Society, his significant donation of an acre of land on North Terrace was used for the construction of the Holy Trinity Church — one of the first churches built in the city. Raikes Currie was Treasurer of the South Australian Church Society, his name his used for the western continuation of Grenfell Street across King William Street. Grenfell donated another 40 acres of country land for the use of the church as glebe lands; this land became the suburb of Trinity Gardens. The section of the street which runs parallel to Rundle Mall features many retail outlets, as well as the southern entrances of many of the arcades, side-streets, eateries of the mall.
Office buildings and night spots populate the street. The eastern end is occupied on the south side by Tandanya, a museum of Indigenous Australian art, on the north side by the East End Markets redevelopment. Grenfell Street runs from King William Street to Adelaide, it is one of the intermediate -- width streets at 1 1⁄2 chains wide. Australian Roads portal
Grenfell Campus Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, is a campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, located in the city of Corner Brook and Labrador, Canada. The campus has 1,300 students enrolled in degree programs for the arts, fine arts, resource management and nursing. Many students from around the province attend the school for the first- and second-year course offerings before transferring to Memorial University's larger campus in St. John's; the campus opened in 1975 as Memorial University's West Coast Regional College with Dr. Arthur Sullivan as its principal, it began with 400 students. The facility was renamed in 1979 in honour of British medical missionary pioneer Wilfred Grenfell; the original building is now known as the Arts and Science Building. In 1988, the campus' second building opened - the Fine Arts Building. Grenfell Campus saw significant expansion in the 1990s and early 2000s with new student housing and academic buildings constructed. In 1995, the Library and Computing Building opened which housed the newly named Ferriss Hodgett Library.
In 1998, the Forest Centre opened, which houses not only laboratory and classroom space, but research offices for Natural Resources Canada, among others. In 2001, Grenfell opened its chalet apartments, and in 2014, the new Residence Complex was opened, increasing student housing capacity to 600 students. Grenfell Campus played a critical role in helping Corner Brook host the 1999 Canada Winter Games with its residences being used to house athletes; the city's "Canada Games Centre". Run by Memorial University through Western Sports and Entertainment, today, it is known as the "Corner Brook Civic Centre," and is now run by Corner Brook City Council. On April 1, 2005, the college introduced a wireless local area network in areas of the campus which underwent major upgrades again in 2012. In Newfoundland and Labrador's 2007 provincial budget, it was announced that Sir Wilfred Grenfell College would become an autonomous university within a single university system. In late 2009, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that Sir Wilfred Grenfell College would be undergoing several changes, including its own budget and a name change for the campus to include the'Memorial University brand' and remove the'College' appellation.
However, the announcement fell short of offering the campus true status as a university, much to the anger and disappointment of many local residents. On September 10, 2010, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College was renamed "Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland"; the campus has since undergone a major facelift with the expansion of the Arts and Science building which includes additional science laboratories, a herbarium, digital media labs, an astronomical observatory. On June 11, 2012, the campus unveiled its new logo to the public, rolled out in addition to a new marketing campaign entitled "Find Your Corner." New soil science laboratories, the Boreal Ecosystem Research facility, attached to the Forest Centre opened in Summer 2013. In 2016, Western Health closed the nursing school residence in the wake of the 2016 provincial budget. Monaghan Hall, located at Western Regional Memorial Hospital, had 69 rooms and closed that September. Grenfell Campus introduced a Dean academic structure in 2016, replacing the previous college-style Department Head structure.
In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Grenfell Campus and planted a Forget-Me-Not at the Danger Tree site memorial. Memorial University, with the inclusion of the Grenfell Campus, is the only university in Newfoundland and Labrador. Grenfell Campus offers 18 undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Science. In addition to the undergraduate programming, Grenfell Campus offers three Graduate programs: Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science. In 2012, Grenfell Campus established its first graduate program with its Master of Arts in Environmental Policy. In 2015, the campus introduced the Master of Science in boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences.. Beyond the degree offerings, the campus offers courses in a variety of other fields. Grenfell Campus consists of five main academic buildings the Arts and Science Building, Fine Arts Building and Computing Building, Forest Centre, Monaghan Hall located off-campus at the site of Western Memorial Regional Hospital home to the Faculty of Nursing.
The original campus building, known as the Arts and Science Building contains the Student Centre Annex which hosts the students’ union offices and the campus dining hall, The Grove. The Arts and Science building extension contains the campus Observatory, the only professional telescope in Newfoundland and Labrador; the observatory opens itself to the public for presentations and observation nights. The facility assists with the campus Physics program and research