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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2017)
Person Details
01 Nov 1889
Loandhead, Lasswade, Edinburgh, Midlothian
He was the son of Reverend John Charles Boileau Grant MA and Ellen Jemima Clarke Grant of the Manse, 16 Baker Street, Nottingham. Rev. Grant was born in Grangetown, Scotland, and was minister at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church from 1894 until 1932. He died in Torquay, Devon, in 1942. His wife died aged 40 on 1 January 1900. Donald was their second son; eight children were named on the three censuses between 1891 and 1911: Ellen Jane Shaw, John Charles Boileau, Mary LC, Donald Patrick Clarke, Elizabeth DG, Ludovick Nairn Carnethy, Allen Roy Stewart and Grace Isobel Kinrara (Grizel). In 1891 Rev and Mrs Grant were living at the Free Church Manse on Hawthorn Gardens, Loanhead, Midlothian, with their four children, Ellen (6), John (5), Mary (2) and Donald (1) and two female servants. Rev Grant and his family moved to Nottingham in 1894 where his wife died on 1 January 1900. In 1901 all eight children were living with their father in the Manse on Baker Street. The family had three live-in servants, Elizabeth Burgess (30), the housekeeper/domestic, Florrie Bush (21), the cook and Mabel Smalley (18) a housemaid. The two youngest children, Allen and Grace, were born in Nottingham. In 1911 only Ellen (26), Donald (21), Ludovic (18), Allan (15) and Grace (14) were living in their father's household. They had only one general domestic servant, Mary Fox (27), and it is likely that Ellen, who had no given occupation, kept house for her father. Allan served in the war as a captain with the 10th Seaforth Highlanders and was awarded the Military Cross, and John became a Lieutenant in the RAMC; both survived the war.
He was educated at Nottingham High School and Edinburgh High School. In 1911 his occupation was described as 'insurance official'. He became a manager at British Crown Insurance Office, Nottingham.
12 Apr 1917
28
636931 - CWGC Website
S/22804
Enlisted Nottingham
Lance Corporal
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Lance Corporal Donald Patrick Clarke Grant, served with the 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action on 12th April 1917. [1] He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.He served with 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. [1] The official date of his death is recorded as 12th April 1917. The family notice shows that his death took place on 9th April 1917. The battalion marched out of the line on 12th April 1917 but had been involved in heavy action 9th-11th April 1917 and his death almost certainly took place then
Nottingham Post obituary (abridged) 18 April 1917: GRANT on Easter Monday, Donald Patrick Charles, Cameron Highlanders, (-) British Crown Assurance Company, second son of the Rev JC Grant, The Manse, Nottingham, age 27 (sic). Probate: Donald Patrick Clarke of 16 Baker Street, Nottingham, lance corporal in HM Army died on or since 9 April 1917 in France. Administration (with Will) Nottingham 28 August to John Charles Boileau Grant MD (sic). Effects £399 4s. 10d. Donald's mother was buried in Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery and three of her children, Donald, Ludovick and Grace, are named on the gravestone: 'Ellen Jemima, wife of Rev John Charles Grant, MA, died 1st Jany 1900, aged 40. Also Donald Patrick Clarke their second son who fell at Monchy Le Preux 12th April 1917, aged 27.' Ludovick, their third son, died on 28 September 1934 aged 31, and Grace, their youngest daughter, widow of Robert Tweedie McGibbon, died on 21 October 1936 aged 39.
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  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2017)
    Donald Patrick Clarke Grant - Family grave and headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2017)
  • Family grave and headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2017)
    Donald Patrick Clarke Grant - Family grave and headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (April 2017)