Richard Seccombe Grant was the husband of Noeleen Ivy Murray, whom he married on the 27th of March 1946. Grant was a soldier in World War II and recorded much of his life events in six diaries from 1945 to 1950.
Grant and his wife Noeleen became Hamilton locals after he returned from the war and built their home on 25 Colombo Street, Frankton. After settling in Hamilton, Grant worked as a New Zealand Road Services driver for two and a half years, from 1945 to August 1947. Following his departure, he worked for the Caltex company.
Grant’s six diaries were purchased by a Hamilton librarian who presented his diaries to the University of Waikato Library.
First NameRichardMiddle NameSeccombeLast NameGrantDate of Birth29th November 1911Date of Death1995