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The Mess => Personnel Locator => Topic started by: sandramuys on August 22, 2004, 05:18:20

Title: Donald I. Grant, WWII photographer
Post by: sandramuys on August 22, 2004, 05:18:20
We are interested to find out what happened to Lt. Donald I. Grant.

Mr. Grant was a Canadian war photographer in the Second World War. He went with the troops starting with D-Day and going all the way up through France to Belgium, the Netherlands (September and October 1944) and then through to Germany in 1945.

Mr. Grant was part of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit (CFPU).  

We are putting together an exposition of the 60 years Liberation of Terneuzen, The Netherlands, and some of the photo's we are using are taken by Mr. Grant. We also have a photo of him taken in England on May 11, 1944 (CREDIT: F.L. Dubervill / Public Archives of Canada / DND / PA-137026). We are interested in finding out if he continued as a photographer, and what happened to him.

You can see the photo at: http://people.zeelandnet.nl/ehamelink/hvt/bevrijding/donaldigrant.htm

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Sandra Muys & Edwin Hamelink

toots@zeelandnet.nl

Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Title: Re: Donald I. Grant, WWII photographer
Post by: Spr.Earl on August 22, 2004, 06:23:50
I punched his name into Google and came up with these,hope they help.
You may have to ask permission to use his Photo's.

P.S. Look after Claude. ;)

http://www.lermuseum.org/ler/mh/wwii/netherlands.html

http://www.junobeach.org/e/2/can-eve-rod-sch-ep.htm

http://www.canadianhistory.ca/iv/1914-1945/attitudes/page2.html

http://www.legionmagazine.com/features/canadianmilitaryhistory/03-07.asp

http://collections.ic.gc.ca/history_units/Dave-ww2/ww2_01.htm

http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/cseh-twih/archives2_E.asp?id=226

Title: Re: Donald I. Grant, WWII photographer
Post by: sandramuys on September 04, 2004, 05:00:19
Update:
I have received email from a gentleman in Canada which includes a copy of the photo of Mr. Grant in the back of the book "The Way we Were" by Ken Bell, c. 1988. The caption on this photo indicates that Mr. Grant has retired to Poole, England.

Our inquires are now focusing on England.

If anyone has any other ideas, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Regards,

Sandra Muys