Major Philip John Sherwin Pearson Gregory

Scope and Content

  • gre_6_1 Philip John Sherwin Pearson Gregory, entry from The Peerage http://thepeerage.com/p2974.htm#i29733
  • gre_6_2 Marriage announcement in The Times , Thursday, Feb 02, 1911; pg. 11; Issue 39498; col A
  • gre_6_3 Nottinghamshire Cricket Club. Team photograph dated 1914 with Philip as Captain (copy). Source: Trent Bridge Cricket Club http://history.trentbridge.co.uk/seasons/1914.html#.VHRbaSTFLcu [accessed 20/11/14]
  • gre_6_4 National Archives/War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Index to Long Number Papers/ WO 338 (P)/ 15 (copy)
  • gre_6_5 Philip Pearson Gregory, Record of Movements, 1908-1945 (copy)
  • gre_6_6 Philip Pearson Gregory, Medal Card (copy from original held in The National Archives)
  • gre_6_7 Susan Pearson Gregory (daughter), Record of Birth, 1920 (daughter)
  • gre_6_8 John Pearson Gregory (son, 1916-2005), newspaper clipping dispute about overhanging trees, The Daily Telegraph , Jan 19, 1998; Death announcement in The Daily Telegraph , Dec 17, 2005

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Pearson Gregory's only son, Philip (1888-1955) of the Grenadier Guards, married Marcia Ridley in 1911. Lieutenant Philip Pearson Gregory resigned his commission in 1913, no doubt with a view to settling down in the English countryside with his new wife, but with the outbreak of war in 1914 he rejoined his regiment. He was posted to the Western Front in 1916, and won the second highest award for bravery – the Military Cross in the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Sadly, Marcia, his wife, died in a car crash in 1930. So when Philip inherited Harlaxton Manor he was a widower with four children.

Philip Pearson Gregory remarried in January 1937, but decided not to live at the Manor. The house contents, village houses, woodlands, and tracts of agricultural lands were sold at auctions.

Arrangement

Chronological within folder in the Gregory family box

Access Information

By appointment

Archivist's Note

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian

Accruals

Ongoing

Location of Originals

  • gre_6_3 Nottinghamshire Cricket Club. Team photograph held in archives, Trent Bridge Cricket Club
  • gre_6_6 Philip Pearson Gregory, Medal Card (copy from original held in The National Archives)