Death Notice – Major William (Bill) Grant   9L and 9/12L  1955-1988

It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the death of Bill Grant who died on Thursday 1st December 2016 aged 81. 

Bill enlisted as one of the last National Servicemen in 1955 and joined 9th Lancers in 1957.  He served with the 9th/12th Lancers after amalgamation and was the RSM of the Regiment from 1975 to 1977 while the Regiment was serving in Detmold and Northern Ireland.  Bill was commissioned in 1977 and was the Regimental Secretary from 1990 to 1997.                   

Bill’s funeral service will be held at Counties Crematorium, Towcester Road, Milton Malsor, Northampton, NN4 9RN on Friday 9th December at 2.45pm. I have arranged to send a wreath on behalf of The Royal Lancers Regimental Association.

It is family flowers only; however, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Manfield Health Campus, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN3 6NP or through the funeral directors.

The Funeral Directors address: Kevin Matthews Funeral Services, 1-5 Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN2 6LA.  Telephone: 01604 792284.

We do our best to ensure that those who might want to know this information are informed, but we have to rely, to a certain extent, on word of mouth and the Branches. If you are aware of anyone who might have known Bill and would be interested, could you please pass on these details.                       


1 Response

  1. Philip Tew
    My SSM on my second tour of Nr Ireland. A great man who was respected by one and all. R.I.P.