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|Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM (1899 - 1978)|
|b. 15 Mar 1899 at Surbiton, Surrey, England|
|m. (1) 28 Oct 1925 Maureen SAMSON (1893 - 1970) at St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong|
|m. (2) 1972 M E LUMLEY ( - 1999)|
|d. 04 Oct 1978 aged 79|
|Events in Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM (1899 - 1978)'s life|
|15 Mar 1899||Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM was born||Surbiton, Surrey, England||68|
|09 May 1915||16||Death of father Frederick William GRANTHAM (aged 44)||Richebourg l"Avoue, France||Note 1|
|28 Oct 1925||26||Married Maureen SAMSON (aged 32)||St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong|
|Mar 1970||71||Death of wife Maureen SAMSON (aged 76)||London, England||73|
|1972||73||Married M E LUMLEY|
|04 Oct 1978||79||Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM died||121|
|Note 1: Killed in action leading his men in an attack on German trenches.|
Grantham was born on 15 March 1899 and was educated at Wellington, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and Pembroke College, Cambridge.
He was gazetted in the 18th Hussars in 1917 and joined the Colonial Administrative Service in Hong Kong in 1922. He was the Deputy Clerk of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for a short period in 1933. In 1934, He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple and attended the Imperial Defence College later that year.
Grantham became Colonial Secretary of Bermuda from 1935 to 1938, and of Jamaica from 1938 to 1941. He then served as Chief Secretary of Nigeria from 1941 to 1944 and as Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner for the Western Pacific from 1945 to 1947.
Immediately after his tenure as High Commissioner ended, he became Governor of Hong Kong, until 1957
Grantham was married twice. His first marriage, in 1925, was to Maurine Samson, who died in 1970 and after whom the Gubernatorial yacht, the Lady Maurine, was named. He then married Mrs M. E. Lumley in 1972. Grantham died on 4 October 1978
|68. Type: Birth, Abbr: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 - 1915, Title: England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 - 1915, Locn: FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office., © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Database Copyright © 1998-2003 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall.|
|- Reference = Volume: 2a Page: 397 (Birth)|
|121. Type: Burial, Abbr: UK & Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300-Current Record, Title: UK & Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300-Current Record|
|- Reference = (Death)|
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