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Richard Grainger (1883 - 1915)

Private Richard Grainger
Born in Westwood, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Died at age 32 in Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkeymap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jan 2021
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Richard was born in 1883, the son of William Grainger and Mary WRIGHT (1862-1896). Enlisting with the Notts and Derby Regiment, he transferred to the Royal Marines Light Infantry Chatham Division [1] [2] and was killed in action in 1915.

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Born 26 Mar 1883 • Westwood, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England.[3] [4]

Married 28 Dec 1903 • Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.[5] [6]

Died 9 Nov 1915 • Gallipoli, Turkey.[7]

Buried Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey.[8] [9] [1]


5 Apr 1891 • Morton township, Morton, Derbyshire, England. S/o William & Mary Grainger as Richard Grainger b: Westwood 1883.[10]
31 Mar 1901 • Shirebrook township, Pleasley, Derbyshire, England. S/o William and Mary Geanger as Richard Geanger (corrected) b: Westwood 1883.[11]
2 Apr 1911 • 26 Minerva Street Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire, England. Coal Miner (stallman) Hewer. H/o Lizzie Grainger as Richard Grainger b: Westwood 1883.[12]


  1. Web: UK, Royal Marines Registers of Service Index, 1842-1925; Name: Richard Grainger, Birth Date: Mar 1883, Enlistment Date: 12 Sep 1914, Division: Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division Short Service, Register Number: 67 S.
  2. UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919; Name: Richard Grainger, Rank: Pte, Birth Date: 26 Mar 1883, Birth Place: Nottingham, Notts, Branch of Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, Cause of Death: Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action, Official Number Port Division: Ch/67 (S), Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Ship or Unit: Chatham Battalion Royal Naval Division, Location of Grave: Geogegnan's Bluff Plot. Grave unidentified, Name and Address of Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Bluff Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Relatives Notified and Address: Widow: Lizzie 26 Minerva Street Shirebrook Nr Mansfield, Notts.
  3. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915; Name: Richard Grainger, Registration Year: 1883, Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun, Registration district: Basford, Inferred County: Nottinghamshire, Volume: 7b, Page: 115.
  4. UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960; Name: Richard Grainger, Event: Death. Birth Date: 26 Mar 1883, Birth Place: Nottingham Notts, Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Death Age: 32.
  5. England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915; Name: Richard Grainger, Registration Year: 1903, Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec, Registration district: Mansfield, Inferred County: Nottinghamshire, Volume: 7b, Page: 215.
  6. UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923; Name: Richard Grainger, Gender: Male, Rank: Pte, Record Type: Form, Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1903, Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Ship: R. M. Bde., Service Branch: Navy, Title: WWI Pension Record Cards and Ledgers, Description: Naval Pensions Ledger 3951-4199, Next of Kin: 6.
  7. Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924; Name: Richard Grainger, Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit, 1st Royal Marine Bn., Rank: Private, Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Cause of Death: Killed in action, Burial: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles (Gi 6). Service History: ex-Private Notts & Derby Regt., enlisted 12/9/14 & transferred to RMLI short-service 16/9/14 ; Embarked RM Brigade 18/11/14 ; Chatham Bn. MEF 6/2/15-9/11/15 DD., Service Number: CH/67/S, Notes: CWGC = Chatham Bn. ; b.Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 1/4/1883 ; Husband of Lizzie Grainger, of 26 Minerva Street, Shirebrook, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
  8. UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947; Name: R Grainger, Gender: Male, Age: 32, Birth Date: 1883, Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery Helles, Burial Country: Turkey, Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry, Regimental Number: CH/67, Ship Name: Chatham, Region or Memorial: Gallipoli.
  9. International, Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current; Name: Richard Grainger, Birth Date: 26 Mar 1883, Birth Place: Nottinghamshire, England, Death Date: 9 Nov 1915, Death Place: Turkey, Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Burial or Cremation Place: Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey, Has Bio ? N, URL:
  10. 1891 England Census; The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 2758; Folio: 55; Page: 21; GSU roll: 6097868.
  11. 1901 England Census; Class: RG13; Piece: 3134; Folio: 107; Page: 20.
  12. 1911 England Census; Class: RG14; Piece: 20292.
Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 08 January 2021), memorial page for Richard Grainger (26 Mar 1883–9 Nov 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55951234, citing Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6).


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