Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 26th November 1918
Date of Birth: 6th May 1876

Age: 42

Regiment/Service: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 8th Bn.

Grave Reference: 1 E. 15077.

Cemetery: PADDINGTON OLD CEMETERY, KILBURN

A DONATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE MEMORIAL STATUE IN HONOUR OF THIS STATUE BY A FENWICK HOUSE LEAVER 2016. 

Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Marion Grant (nee Stirling); husband of Florence Mabel Grant, of "Wyndcliffe", Shooters Way Lane, Berkhamsted. Born at Norwood.

Captain Walter Reginald Grant (Bazett’s House 1890–1891)
 Walter Grant was born on 6 May 1876 in Lambeth, London. He was the son of Alexander Grant and his wife Marion (née Stirling). After leaving the College Grant was employed as a clerk in London, in 1906 he married Florence Mabel Schilling and they subsequently had at least one daughter, Dorothy. In 1911 the family lived in Warnham, Surrey, although they later moved to Dulwich, London.

On the outbreak of war Grant continued to work as a clerk but on or around 8 July 1915 he received a short service commission in the 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, and was later promoted to Captain. The circumstances of his death are unclear and it is possible that he died in the influenza epidemic after the war rather than as result of wounds sustained in action in the war’s closing stages.

Grant’s grave is in the Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn, London.

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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