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  • This photo of Walter Henry Grantham was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
Person Details
Navenby,Lincolnshire
Walter was born at Navenby in 1889 the son of John Henry and Elizabeth Grantham (nee Pell) his father was the local police officer,he had two younger brothers Ernest born 1891 and Frederick John born 1899. He married his wife Kate Ford who had been born in Lincoln in 1888 in 1911 in Gainsborough. They had a son Norman Henry born 1911 .His parents John Henry and Elizabeth Grantham later lived at The Terrace, Claxby, Lincoln. His wife later remarried and became Kate Blanchard (formerly Grantham), of Station Rd., Wickenby, Lincoln
He was employed as a railway platelayer
08 Aug 1916
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Lance Corporal
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
He enlisted into the Army in Misterton and later died in France on 8th August 1916 and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial,Somme. Pte W H Grantham The Retford Times 25/8/1916 From several sources at the front news has come through of the death of Pte W H Grantham, Lincoln's, who was formerly on the Station staff. He was badly wounded in the trenches and was being conveyed to the dressing station, when unfortunately on the way a shell dropped amongst the party and Grantham was killed. He was a married man and leaves one child
Information on Walter Henry Grantham was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
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  • This photo of Walter Henry Grantham was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
    Walter Henry Grantham - This photo of Walter Henry Grantham was provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
  • Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
    Walter Henry Grantham - Photo provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
  • Photo shows the Thiepval memorial,the Somme upon which Walter Henry Grantham's name is commemorated, 
Photo courtesy of the CWGC
    Walter Henry Grantham - Photo shows the Thiepval memorial,the Somme upon which Walter Henry Grantham's name is commemorated, Photo courtesy of the CWGC