HORST GROSS was born in the Alstadt in Düsseldorf.
He lived with his father Herbert, mother Wilma and sister Ute in Rheinallee, Oberkassel, until he went to seek his fortune in England in 1966.
Horst worked in the steel business. He enjoyed a very successful business career and became managing director of his company.
In 1969 he married Pam and they had two sons, James and Marc.
In 1974 the family moved to Sonning Common where Marc was born and in 1978 they moved to Peppard, where they stayed until 2003.