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539570   Corporal Desmond Mary Grant
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Dated added: 03/09/2016   Last updated: 11/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 20/09/1941 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 23
Summary      
Desmond Mary Grant was the son of James and Ellen Josephine Grant. He was born about 1918. Corporal Desmond Grant served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two. In 1939, Corporal Grant was on the British aircraft carrier Courageous when she was torpedoed by a German submarine. He survived. During fighting in Crete, Corporal Grant was taken prisoner on Crete on 24th May 1941. He died in a German POW camp on 20th September 1941, aged 23 years.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
  Spandau, Berlin
Grave Ref: Grave 4-A-21
CWGC Casualty 2201338
Summary      
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and lies in the north east of the country. From the A2 HANNOVER to BERLIN motorway follow the A10 BERLINER RING direction PRENZLAU / HAMBURG. Continue for approx 27kms and take exit 26 (Ausfahrt 26) B5 BERLIN / SPANDAU. Continue for approx 17kms following the signs for CHARLOTTENBURG along the HAMBURGER CHAUSSEE, which then becomes the HEERSTRASSE.
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1 Facebook - 2nd World War in NI Photo of Corporal Desmond M Grant's headstone
2 RAF Commands Brief details of Corporal Desmond Grant
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Desmond M Grant's grave can be purchased here
4 Wartime NI - Desmond M Grant Photo of Corporal Desmond M Grant's headstone
5 Wikipedia - 33 Squadron Details of Crete attack in 1941
6 Wikipedia - HMS Courageous Details of the sinking of HMS Courageous
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