Serjeant John D. Grieve, Royal Artillery. Died Belfast 4th February 1945

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  1. DoubleD

    DoubleD Active Member

    Dear Forum Members,

    I have introduced myself on the User Introductions section of the website, but this is my first post in this section of the forum.

    Hopefully I am posting in the correct place to find out about the above named, who is commemorated on the Perth Academy War Memorial. Below is the information I have obtained from the website of the CWGC, and a report from the Perthshire Advertiser. I have also received a number of newspaper articles from the Belfast Central Library, but unfortunately they don't add anything to the information that I already have.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,
    Dave

    Name: GRIEVE, JOHN DONALDSON
    Initials: J. D.
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Serjeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Unit:
    Age: 35
    Date of Death: 04/02/1945
    Service No: 1456662
    Additional information: Son of William and Mary Grieve, 13 Ballantine Place Perth; Husband of Emma Grieve, Jordanstown, County Antrim.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. 4. Grave 296
    Cemetery: BELFAST (DUNDONALD) CEMETERY

    Perthshire Advertiser, 10th February 1945
    “DEATHS - On Active Service

    “GRIEVE - On February 4th, 1945, at a private nursing home, Belfast, John Donaldson Grieve, dearly loved husband of Emma Grieve, and only son of Mr and Mrs William Grieve, 13 Ballantine Place, Perth.”
     
  2. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    He enlisted in 1938 and was posted to the 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. His RA Casualty card doesn't record the cause of death.
    You could order a death certificate?
     
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  3. DoubleD

    DoubleD Active Member

    Thanks for that Guy.

    I have had a look at ordering it online, but a required field is relationship to the deceased. Can't leave it blank and then put something about my research in the additional info. Any ideas what I could put in the box?

    Dave
     
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Casualty List No. 1694 Dated 1 March 1945

    Home
    Died
    Royal Artillery
    1456662 Grieve W/Sjt JD – Hy.A.A.R. – 4.2.45
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I see his will is recorded in Belfast:

    Title : Mr
    Date of Death : 4 February 1945
    Surname : Grieve
    Date of Grant : 29 January 1948
    Forename : John Donaldson
    Reseal Date :
    Registry : Belfast
    Effects : Effects £201 9s 8d

    Perhaps there is also a death certificate there for him as well - Search GRONI's online records | nidirect

    TD
     
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  6. DoubleD

    DoubleD Active Member

    Tony and TD.

    Many thanks. I will register with GRONI and see how I get on.

    Dave
     
  7. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member

     
  8. Lilliput

    Lilliput New Member

    John Donaldson Grieve is my late mother's brother. He did attend Perth Academy, then situated in Rose Terrace, Perth, as did my mother who was his younger sister. He worked for Pullars of Perth as an industrial chemist before marrying my Aunt Emma whose family owned and operated the Lilliput Laundry in Dunmurray, Belfast.
     
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