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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Bedford
Alma Adolphus Grant was born in 1896 at Bedford and was the son of Joshua an accountant and Mary Alma Grant née Dawson of 14 Charles Street Newark. His father Joshua Grant was born in 1858 at East Retford and his mother Mary Alma Dawson was born n 1858 at Bedford, they were married in 1882 at Bedford and went n to have six children, Joshua Wellesley b1883 East Retford, Harry Dawson b1885 East Retford, Lilly Charlotte b1886 East Retford, Daisy Eveline b1888 East Retford, Robert Barnsdale b1894 East Retford and Alma Adolphus b1896 at Bedford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 14 Charles Street, Newark and are shown as Joshua 53 yrs an accountant, Mary Alma 53 yrs Daisy Eveline 23 yrs a dress maker, Robert Barnsdale 17 yrs an apprentice enginner and Alma Adolphus 15 yrs a scholar.
he was an apprentice at Ransome and Marles Company, Newark when he enlisted
27 Jun 1916
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Lance Corporal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Alma Adolphus Grant attested on 7th September 1914 at Newark, he was 18 yrs and 10 months old, his address was 14 Charles Street, Newark , he was an apprentice at Ransome and Marles Company, Newark. He was posted to the reserves and mobilised on 16th November 1914at Newark and posted to the 1/8th battalion, Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He embarked from Southampton on 28th June 1915 disembarking the following day at Rouen France. He was killed in action on 27th June 1916 and is buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother Harry Dawson Grant served with the Royal Garrison Artillery as a gunner, he landed in France on 30th December 1914 and survived the war. Article published on 13th September 1916 in the Newark Advertiser :- Youngest son of Joshua & Mary Alma Grant, 14 Charles Street, Newark. Attended the Mount school and prior to the war was an apprentice in the fitting shop at Stanley Works (Messrs. Ransome & Co.). He was in the parish church choir and the Church Lads Brigade. During the skating boon a few years ago, he won the Notts. championship at the Rink. Also an enthusiastic member of the Newark Harriers, being honorary secretary up to the time of joining the forces and taking part in all their ‘runs’. Went out to France with a draft of the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters just over twelve months ago. Killed by shell fire. From a military family, his brother Gunner H.D. Grant, RGA, has served in India for the past 12 years. Grandfather, late Sgt.Major Henry Dawson fought in the Crimean War.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Alma Adolphus Grant - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle