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Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM (1899 - 1978)
Maureen SAMSON M E LUMLEY Frederick William GRANTHAM William GRANTHAM George GRANTHAM Sarah VERRALL Emma L WILSON Alexandra Etheldred Emily Maria Sylvia von HERDER
Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM
Alexander William George Herder GRANTHAM Maureen SAMSON
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
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
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.
Personal Notes:
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
Source References:
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.
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121. Type: Burial, Abbr: UK & Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300-Current Record, Title: UK & Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300-Current Record
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