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Alan Grant was the son of Harry and Ethel Grant, of Weir Road, Kibworth Beauchamp. He was educated at Rugby School, and joined the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed on 3rd September 1918.

2nd Lieutenant Grant is buried at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas-de-Calais, France, plot III.F.8.

Obituary from Market Harborough advertiser, 10th September 1918

2nd-Lieut. Alan Grant Killed in Action

     It is with the deepest regret, which we know will be shared by a large number of our readers, that we record the death, in action, of Second-Lieutenant Alan Grant, of the Royal Scotch Fusiliers, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Grant, of The Laurels, Kibworth, and nephew of Lieut-Col. Sharman Goward, of Market Harborough.

     The deceased, who had only just reached the age of 19 years, was educated at Rugby School, where he represented his house on both the Cricket and Football Field. On leaving Rugby he decided to enter the Army, and went to Sandhurst, where he came out eighth in a company of 300. Passing out he was attached to the Royal Scotch Fusiliers, and he had been in France just over two months, when on Thursday his parents received official intimation that he had died of wounds on the field on Tuesday.

     Lieut. Alan Grant was a general favourite with all who knew him, and he had every promise of a splendid career in the Army. His lamented death only adds one more to the long list of Briton’s sons who has made the great sacrifice for King and Country, and assuredly such sacrifices will not be in vain.

     With Mr. H. T. Grant, who is, amongst other things, Vice-chairman of both the Market Harborough Board of Guardians and Rural District Council, Mrs. Grant and the other members of the family, heartfelt sympathy will be felt.

     At the Parish Church on Sunday feeling reverence was made to the death of the deceased.

2nd-Lieutenant Alan Grant