Former Oakham School pupil Charles Grey served in the Boer War with the Imperial Light Horse and stayed in South Africa after the war ended. He re-enlisted in the South African Infantry at the outbreak of the First World War and died at the Battle of the Menin Road during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 20 September 1917. He is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Enclosure No 4 XIV.C.17, and is remembered on Oakham School's war memorial. He was the son of Helen S Albert Grey and Willoughby Grey and educated at Oakham School between 1892 and 1894.
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