Grant

The Grant Family lived at Gwyle Cottages in Tyneham from 1924 to 1942. The family left Tyneham a year before the evacuation.


Henry George ‘Harry’ Grant (1898–1977)

Harry was born on 8 December 1898 at East Stoke, Dorset. Harry married Beatrice Marjorie Smith (1901–1982). Marjorie was born on 15 May 1901 at Throop, Hampshire.

Harry and Marjorie had one son:

  • Arthur John Henry Grant (1922-2010) – see below

Harry died in 1977 and Majorie died in 1982.


Arthur Henry John Grant (1922-2010)

Arthur was born on 20 April 1922. In 1937 he left Tyneham, aged 15, to join the Merchant Navy.

Arthur married Dorothy Grace ‘Grace’ Rawles (1926–2015) in 1953 and they had a daughter and a son.

In 2006, Arthur wrote:

Mum took in children from the east end of London during the war. They had never seen the sea or had a holiday. One lady, now aged 76, wrote to me last year to say she still remembered Tyneham and wondered what I had done since then. I sent her some newspaper cuttings, I even found a photo of her sitting on the doorstep of our cottage.

Arthur died on 12 January 2010 aged 87 after a long illness and his ashes are buried in Tyneham Churchyard. Dorothy died on 13 August 2015 aged 88 years.


Page last updated 19 October 2017

 

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