Driver T/225430 Royal Army
Killed in Action 06 Oct 1945 : Aged 32
Klagenfurt War Cemetery 6 C 10
Driver T/225430 Herbert Grattage was born 11th September 1912 in Huthwaite. Parents Q2 1910 marriage between coal miner Mr William Grattage from Tapton, Derbyshire, and Miss Annie Wilson keeps wife's Huthwaite connections. Heading 1911 New Fall Street house is father William 23, with Mrs Annie Grattage 23 recently first mothering Walter before next naming Herbert.
Mr Herbert Grattage must be second of only two identified sons, lastly still living at parents later held 83 Blackwell Road address, employed 1939 as Omnibus Conductor. His turn at the wheel unexpectedly came through military World War Two service.
Dvr T/225430 Herbert Grattage was appointed to the Royal Army Service Corps, and placed into the Western Europe Campaign area of Austria when killed in action 6th October 1945, aged 32. Father William received effects proven by 1946 probate.