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  • This photo was published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
William Grant and Mary Elizabeth Harrison married in Worksop in 1887. The couple had 10 children over their lifetime, the third being named Albert. He, like his two elder brothers, was born in Worksop in 1892. Strangely enough, Albert never appeared in any census living with his parents. Instead, on each occasion he was resident with a relation (or at least on the day the census was taken). Shortly after Albert birth, the family spent a few years in Larpit Lane Whitwell, Derbyshire. In 1901, the main family were back in Worksop, living at 1 Boundary Row whilst Albert was living at 12 Church Walk, Worksop, with his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Harrison. Ten years later, in 1911, Albert’s family had moved to 8 Sandy Lane and he was now residing as a boarder at 41 Arthur Street, Hyde Park, Don-caster. The head of house and wife were William and Henrietta Harrison. These were no doubt, relations from his mother’s side. Both the head and Albert were working as railway engine cleaner.
29 Apr 1916
26
465738 - CWGC Website
S/11952
Private
9th Bn The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Pte Albert Grant Worksop Guardian 19 May 1916 Worksop is represented in most of the famous regiments whose stirring stories loom large in our military annuls, and this week we have to report that another of her brave sons have fallen, in Pte Albert Grant D co. 13th Platoon, Black Watch (Highlanders). Pte Grant is the son of Mr and Mrs Wm Grant, 8 Sandy Lane, Worksop. He enlisted in this famous regiment at the end of November 1915 and was drafted out to March last. In his letters home, he had no mention of having been in the trenches, and consequently, the notification from the War Office, received on Tuesday stating that he died in hospital of wounds on April 29th, came as a great shock to his parents and other relatives. At the time of writing, no details whatsoever have come to hand. A number of letters written by his mother have been returned though other communications seemed to have reached him. He was just 24 years of age. Previous to enlisting, Grant worked for some time as a painter under Mr B Penny and later he had been employed as a gardener by Mr Robert Allen. He was a smart, well conducted youth and his death, though in so noble a cause is regretted by his many friends. His brother, Pte Ernest Grant, who enlisted in the 8th Lincolns, is a prisoner of war in Germany. He had only been a fortnight in France when he was wounded in Loos and captured. He is, happily, in good health, and so far has received the parcels which have been sent to him. Deceased was a nephew of Mr Grant, Bridge Street.
CWG additional information:-The son of Mrs M E Grant of 8 Sandy lane,Worksop He is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines communal cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was published in the Worksop Guardian,
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Albert Grant - This photo was published in the Worksop Guardian, Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery extension, Pas de Calais. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Grant - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery extension, Pas de Calais. Courtesy of Murray Biddle