Other names: Horace
Locations in this story: Frome, SomersetShaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Horace Grant was born in Frome, Somerset, on 18 Apr 1879 and baptised there on 6 Jul 1879 the son of Charles John Grant and Emma Grant (nee Dunnings). He lived his early life in Frome and, by the time of the 1911 Census, had moved to The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Plumber and Decorator. He married Ellen Maud Mary Oborne at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26 Mar 1913. Horace had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 48475) according to the Absent Voters List of 1918. There are no other available Military records. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Sunridge Hotel, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where his wife was the proprietor and he was assisting her in the hotel work. At the time of his death in 1966 he had moved to 17 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 18 Mar 1966.