Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, was the seventh child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. From an early age, Arthur showed a keen interest in the army and in 1866 he enrolled at the Royal Military College at Woolwich.Working his way up the ranks he was given the honorary rank of colonel in 1871 and was promoted to field marshal in 1902. He served as the Governor General of Canada, the first of royal descent, from 1911 to 1916, living in the country with his wife and youngest daughter. After the death of his wife in 1917, the Duke withdrew from public life in 1928. He died at Bagshott Park on 16 January 1942 at the age of 91 and was buried in the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore.