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Herve Murray Grant

In memory of:

Captain Herve Murray Grant

October 28, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


52nd Bn.


Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


August 29, 1891
Winnipeg, Manitoba


February 24, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William and Marie Grant of Winnipeg, Manitoba; husband of Marjorie F. Grant, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 246 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXI. BB. 11.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– The Parish of St Luke in Winnipeg erected this memorial. It was unveiled in St Luke in around 1919 and is dedicated to Capt Hervé Murray Grant M.C. killed in action during the Great War. This Cross is the original cross from his grave from Lijssenthoek cemetery, Passchendaele, Flanders.
  • Captain Hervé Murray Grant, M.C.– Born 29 August 1891, eldest son of William Shearer Grant and Mary Evelyn (Mingaye) of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He died of wounds at age 26, on October  28, 1917, two days after Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie's Canadian Corps began the attack for Passchendaele, Belgium.  By November 7, having endured appalling conditions and having suffered over 15,000 dead and wounded, the Canadians seized Passchendaele.  Captain  H.M. Grant's grave is in Lijssnthoek Cemetary  on the outskirts of Poperinge, just west of Ypres, Belgium.  Near him in the region that same week was his younger brother from Winnipeg, William Mingaye Grant, then age 21 (1896-1989), who married Wilma Emilie (Weir) and was the father of four sons,  James Mingaye Grant,  Gordon Weir Grant, Robert Murray Grant and Ian van Felson Grant.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Hervé Murray Grant– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet– Captain Hervé Murray Grant is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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