Corporal Desmond Mary Grant (539570) served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He was a prisoner of war on the island of Crete at his time of death.
Born in Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, he was the son of James Grant and Ellen Josephine Grant. He died on 20th September 1941 aged 23 years old. Grant had been imprisoned on Crete since 24th May 1941.
Remembering Desmond Mary Grant
After Grant’s death, German authorities buried him in the German Military Cemetery at Doberitz, Berlin. This cemetery had an area set aside for prisoners of war who died in captivity. In 1948, he was reinterred in the Commonwealth Military Cemetery.
Corporal Desmond Mary Grant’s grave is in Section 4, Row A, Plot 21 of the 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany. His headstone bears the inscription:
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on him. Loving father, sisters and brothers.