Gregory, Robert

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Gregory, Robert Gender: M
William Robert Gregory
born on 20 May 1881 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Gort, Ireland, 53n04, 8w50
Timezone DMT m6w2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°56' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°22 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 10°17'


Irish cricketer and artist, who was good enough at cricket to play once for the Ireland cricket team, taking 8/80 with his leg spin bowling in a first-class match against Scotland in 1912. His bowling performance in that match remains the tenth best in all matches for Ireland and the fourth best in first-class cricket for Ireland. His bowling average of 10.22 is the second best for Ireland in first-class cricket.

He was the only child of William Henry Gregory and Lady Gregory, an associate of W. B. Yeats. An accomplished artist, he worked in the design studio of Jacques Émile Blanche, and had his own exhibition of paintings in Chelsea in 1914. The following year, he joined the war effort, becoming a member of the 4th Connaught Rangers, transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He became a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1917, and was awarded a Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty."

He was killed on 23 January 1918, aged 36, in Monastiero, Padua, Italy, when an Italian pilot mistakenly shot him down. Gregory's death had a lasting effect on W. B. Yeats, and he became the subject of four poems by him.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites his mother's diary entry on 20 May 1881, as quoted in "Lady Gregory: the woman behind the Irish renaissance" by Mary Lou Kohfeldt (Atheneum, 1985), p. 55: "Luncheon party, Bowers, Orang- mores, Mr Gough, Power Trench, A. Moore, F. O'Hara. At 9:00 Baby was born."


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Cricketer)