Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for John Frederick George Grant appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
7 February 1916


The death occurred suddenly on Friday last at his residence, The Gables, Avenue-road, Malvern, of Admiral John Frederick George Grant, who served during the whole of the Crimean War.
Admiral Grant entered the Navy in 1848, and was midshipman and mate of the Highflyer in the Crimea. He took part in the bombardment of Odessa, the capture and destruction of Redoubt Kaleh, the bombardment of Sevastopol on October 17, 1854, when his vessel towed the Vengeance into action, and the destruction of the Martello towers at Djimitela, November 13 [?; actually 8]. He was awarded the Crimean and Turkish medals, and the Sevastopol clasp. In 1860 Admiral Grant was present at the capture of the Taku Forts, and received the Chinese medal. He was also engaged in various operations against the rebels in China in 1862, being twice mentioned for his services. When in command of the Midge he was engaged, for many months in suppressing piracy in the Straits of Malacca. From 1879 to 1881 he commanded the troopship Malabar and was Captain Superintendent of Bermuda Dockyard from 1884 to 1887. From 1876, while on half-pay, he had been employed by the Home Department as a nautical assessor in shipping inquiries.

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