CFHS code : MG232

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JACK DANT d Nov 9th 1942 aged 49

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202177, 0.1374067 – click here for location

Dant grave
The Dant monument in 2016.

Monument

This small headstone with kerbs and flower holder is located 5 rows east of the central path on the south border of the parish area of Mary the Great.  We did not remove the ivy from whole stone. The carved inscription is very faint but we were able to identify the name. 

Inscription

In Loving Memory of JACK DANT d Nov 9th 1942 aged 49

Jack Dant (27 May 1893 – 9 November  1942)

Jack was the son of David John and Harriet (née Fordham) and grew up on Springfield Road. His father worked as a labourer and aged 18 Jack was working as an errand boy. He enlisted as a soldier in August 1916 and at that time was working as a porter for J.F. Amps & Sons of Sidney Street.  His enlistment papers show that he was a member of the Cambridgeshire Territorial Regiment and was 5ft, 5 and a quarter inches tall. He served as a Corporal with the 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment and was made an acting Lieutenant Sergeant.

Jack married Ethel Maud Wilson (1890-1966) in 1918 and they had two children: Stephen Jack (1919-1997) and Margaret Ethel (1926-1999). In 1939 the family were living at 3 Mawson Place, Jack was a news vendor and Ethel an office cleaner.

Ethel Dant continued to live at 3 Mawson Place until at least 1960 and died in September 1966

Sources:

Ancestry

With many thanks  to B. A. who has researched the Dant family extensively and was able to help greatly.

by Claire Martinsen

[If you have any information about this person, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]

Jack Dant