Major George K Grantham

03 Jan 1945

George Kenneth Grantham, son of George and Ellen  Grantham, of Sydenham, London, commissioned into The Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.

Major Grantham successfully completed parachute training on course 72 at RAF Ringway from 12 to 23 July 1944. His course report stated ‘Fine type of Officer, very keen. Completed good, successful course’. He was posted to Battalion Headquarters and ‘B’ Company, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.

He took part in the 6th Airborne Division's response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Maj Grantham was killed in action on 3 January 1945, aged 26, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 21 May 1947.

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George K Grantham


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