Born: 24th November 1873, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland.

Died: 11th April 1917; age 43; KiA.

Residence: ‘Spence’ Castle Hedingham, Essex – with his sisters Blanche & Aymee.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex.


Date of Entry Therein: 30th November 1914 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 80247

Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, Essex Yeomanry.

Formerly 1203, Lance Corporal, Essex Yeomanry.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 1.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. A. Thomson Grant, of The Red House, Wemyss Castle, Fife.




1881   The Parsonage, Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland.


Robert was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alexander Thomson Grant, 47, an Episcopalian Clergyman – St. Leonard’s Episcopal Church, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Catherine Elizabeth Grant (nee Stein), 36, born India.

Mary Catherine Louisa Grant, 13, born Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Blanche St. Clair Erskine Grant, 11, born Edinburgh.

Francis Robert George Grant, 9, born Lasswade.

Ian Alastair Ronald Grant, 5, born Lasswade.

Aymee Rosa Grant, 2, born Lasswade.

2 general domestic servants.


1891   St. Margaret’s Rectory, Victoria Road, Leven, Fife, Scotland.


Robert was 17 years old, a Civil Engineer Apprentice. He was living with his father & siblings.

Alexander, 57, Episcopalian Clergyman – St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.

Mary, 23.

Blanche, 21.

Francis, 19, a Civil Engineer Apprentice.

Aymee, 12.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   59, Tomline Ipswich, Ipswich.


Robert was 37, a Motor Engineer. He was a Boarder at the home of 57 year old, widow, Matilda Vesey and her 19 year old son, Walter Frank Vesey (KIA), a School Teacher – Council School.


Robert’s father, Reverend Alexander Grant, of The Red House, Wemyss Castle, Fife,  applied for his late son’s 1915 Star on the 3rd January 1919.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alexander T. Grant – father, Mrs. Mary Wynne-Edwards, Miss Blanche Grant & Miss Aymee Grant – sisters, and Francis R.G. Grant & Ian A.R. Grant – brothers.


Family note from Elaine:

Robert’s father, the Reverend Alexander Thomson Grant was at one time the incumbent at Rosslyn Chapel – a filming location for Da Vinci Code and Harry Potter.

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