Ernest Cyril Grover

Personnel header
Captain Ernest Cyril Grover
Life dates
02 Sep 1890 - 18 Dec 1950
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Otley, Area 4 Intelligence Officer 27 Sep 1943 20 Jul 1944
Golding, Area 17A Intelligence Officer 1943 1943
National ID
GCJF 10/5
The Royal Norfolk Regiment
Military number
Commissioned or Enlisted
1 Mar 1940

County Council worker


26 Nov 1914 Commissioned from Lance Corporal into the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

15 May 1915 promoted Lieutenant, served as Assistant Instructor at the Small Arms School.

1 Feb 1922 promoted Captain.

18 May 1927 retired from Army.

1938-1940 Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Area Organiser, Gosforth, East Northumberland. March 1940 left ARP role to rejoin forces, March 1940 General Staff Officer GSO(3) Captain, Reserve of Officers Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff (alongside Captain C.M.P Coxwell-Rogers also later a Special Duties Intelligence Officer).

3 March 1941 Likely appointed Intelligence Officer Special Duties possibly for Northumberland.

3 March 1941 commissioned Captain in Intelligence Corps (not Gazetted for a year and also transferred from Royal Norfolk Regiment).

27 Sept 1943 Intelligence Officer Special Duties for Southwest England.

1 Oct 1946 promoted Major, relinquished his commission on account of disability and granted honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel

1939 1, Lansdown Terrace, Gosforth, Northumberland
Other information

He was born in Long Benton Vicarage, Newcastle, Northumberland where his father Ernest was the vicar. Married Margaret Beaumont O'Connor 7 May 1917, they divorced in 1927 and he married Valerie Beckenham Long 5 Nov 1931.

In Beatrice Temple's diary she reports; "Aug 5 1942 Capt Grover drove her to Alnwick and was DCRE site and cottage. After lunch charming Lady Milward who will take ATS. Back via Div HQ. Capt Grover (with “much made-up, peroxide, crimson-nailed – ex-actress?) wife took her to dinner and the theatre. Some idea that Mrs G would like to join us – too difficult!"

After the Second World war he ran Thornhill Park and Country Club, Stalbridge.